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    SubjectWeird(harmless?) IP Masquerade message
            Heya, everyone...

    I have started to get these constant messages with IP masquerading, as
    I have upgraded to IPCHAINS. I don't think the ipchains program itself is the
    cause of it, but nevertheless, this message crop up every minute or so:

    IP_MASQ:masq_expire delayed: TCP C0A80102:20B2->C3598163:0015 nlocks-1=0
    masq.refcnt-1=2 masq.n_control=1

    I've traced the message to the call in net/ipv4/ip_masq.c, but I
    haven't had the time yet, to delve into it any further.

    Currently, I have a 'typical' IP masquerading setup: 1 box doing the
    masquerading via PPP, serving the world to another hidden box, through

    The message seems harmless enough, as the setup is still working well.
    I'll take a further look into things, and see what I can see.

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