Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 26834
Not all Netfilter modules included in kernel
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:31:22 EDT
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.5; Windows NT 5.0)
When I went to configure my iptables, all the modules weren't available or
didn't work. Like maybe the extra modules included with iptables program
when running patch o matic weren't included before the kernel is compiled
Steps to Reproduce:
1. insmod ip_nat_egg
2. insmod ip_nat_irc
3. insmod ip_nat_ftp
Actual Results: Don't know exact message but similar to modules not found.
Expected Results: Should have gotten no response, as in it worked and
just returned you back to the prompt but loaded the modules for use when
I am not currently running this version as I am back to official RH 7.
But I have decompressed the 2.4.1 kernel, then installed iptables along
with running patch o matic to incorporate the modules/patches into the
kernel, then the kernel was compiled. All netfilter configurations were
installed as modules so they could be loaded when needed.
RH 7 included these ip_masq_x modules for ipchains and think the new
version should automatically have all these available as well. Since
ipchains is included, maybe all options should be built as modules until
ipchains is totally not used any longer and then the main netfilter
components can be built into the kernel and the extra modules on stand by
until needed then they can be loaded.
Sorry if this is lame, never did this before, and sorry for any lack of
Could you use "modprobe" instead of insmod ?
Ok. I see the logic of including the IRC patch. FTP was already in the kernel.
I see no reason to include the eggbot one. Feel free to convince me otherwise
Neither insmod nor modprobe worked as far as I remember. I also don't remember
seeing those modules in the /lib/modules/etc... directory.
If you check a fresh Fisher Install then you can check to see what is there.
We (Red Hat) should really try to resolve this before next release.
The IRC module will be included in next build. We already include the FTP
module. We will not include the EggBot module.
I will mark this bug as "fixed - deferred" as the next build will fix it.