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SubjectRe: IP Acounting Idea for 2.5
On Tue, Apr 17, 2001 at 06:56:42AM +0000, Henning P. Schmiedehausen wrote:
> Resettable counters in a security sensitive environment are just a
> call for trouble. That's why you can't reset the SNMP counters on any
> Cisco device I've encountered today. They learned their lesson. Maybe
> you will, too.

Well, I'm not sure about which SNTP counters you are talking, but I suppose
it is not about per-filtering-rule counters, but something like per-interface
counters, etc.

There's always a way for somebody with root access to reset the counters of
a rule:

just delete and re-insert the rule.

If somebody wants to reset the counter, he can. If we remove the functionality
from iptables, people still can - but it's more difficult.

> Regards
> Henning

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