Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 197916
FutureFeature policy match
Last modified: 2010-06-07 01:28:42 EDT
Description of problem:
Customer and customers customers, wish to have 'policy match' available for
Target Milestone RHEL4.5
Why is this feature or bug fix required?:
Client is a large Telecom (T-Systems)
they currently run following setup:
2xRHEL vpn -> client site (client requires that T-Systems only uses assigned
However as IPSec is involved also they need to translate theis addreses with
SNAT amd DNAT
Additionally both VPN-GW are in a Trusted Net that requires NAT-Traversal
What is the impact (customer impact, revenue impact) of NOT providing this
feature or bug fix?
Potentially they would loose a lot of client that would go for a RHEL solution.
Is a workaround available? Well, yes, use two physical boxes and route the
traffic in between them, this comes in as additional cost HW & SW.
iptables from Version 1.3.5 onwards integrates 'Policy-Match', kernel also
requires a patch from Patrick McHardy that's already in upstream in kernel2.6.16
as well as in FC5 in 2.6.15.
Description for policy to be found here:
At first this has to make it into the kernel, second the header file has to get
integrated into glibc-kernheaders, then it can be enabled in iptables.
Assigning to kernel for now.
Please assign to glibc-kernheaders afterwards and if it is done for these
packages, reassign to iptables.
any update on this bug?
Adding email@example.com to the cc list as the manager of the disabled user firstname.lastname@example.org who reported this bug