Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 417591
[RFE] Iptables to include the 'nth' module
Last modified: 2010-10-22 17:04:39 EDT
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #417581 +++
The nth module is not compiled
iptables v1.2.11: Couldn't load match `nth':/lib64/iptables/libipt_nth.so:
cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
The client would like the have the "nth" module as detailed in the iptables man
page to be included with our kernel. This module matches every 'n'th packet
against the specified rule.
2. Business Justification
The client is attempting to migrate a load balanced cluster onto his Z series
machine. As cluster suite is not currently available/supported on Z series he
is having to use Round Robin DNS to load balance across their hipervisor to
several z/VM guests. They feel they would have better reliability/performance
using the 'nth' module approach.
3. Proposed Target Releases
As the migration is still in a planning/testing phase, the desired release is
4. Architectures Required
This client only needs zSeries.
5. Technical Status
There appears to be a patch avaiable via Patch-O-Matic:
6. Testing and Verification
Code is upstream so I assume rudimentary troubleshooting has been undertaken
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for
inclusion, but this component is not scheduled to be updated in
the current Red Hat Enterprise Linux release. If you would like
this request to be reviewed for the next minor release, ask your
support representative to set the next rhel-x.y flag to "?".
Product Management has reviewed and declined this request. You may appeal this
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