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Subjectdropping untracked packets patch for 2.4 (fwd)
Rusty Russell suggested I send the following patch to you. It redirects
to the log file those annoying dropping untracked packet messages. This
patch works agains any recent 2.4.0-test kernels.

diff -urN linux.new1/net/ipv4/netfilter/ip_nat_standalone.c
--- linux.new1/net/ipv4/netfilter/ip_nat_standalone.c Sun Oct 22 15:19:07 2000
+++ linux/net/ipv4/netfilter/ip_nat_standalone.c Sun Oct 22 13:37:44 2000
@@ -72,7 +72,7 @@
unreliable. */
if (!ct) {
if (net_ratelimit())
- printk("NAT: %u dropping untracked packet %p %u %u.%u.%u.%u -> %u.%u.%u.%u\n",
+ printk(KERN_DEBUG "NAT: %u dropping untracked packet %p %u %u.%u.%u.%u -> %u.%u.%u.%u\n",

---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Mon, 30 Oct 2000 15:50:18 +1100
From: Rusty Russell <>
To: Thomas Molina <>
Subject: Re: Three kernel messages
In message <Pine.LNX.4.21.0010230959520.2837-100000@wr5z.localdomain> you write
> I finally got tired of seeing these messages. Win98 boxes on my lan
> spew these each time they are booted and corrupt whatever virtual
> console I'm on. The following workaround sends these messages to
> /var/log/messages. Patch is against 2.4.0-test10-pre4, but should apply
> to recent kernels.

Thanks: please change to KERN_DEBUG and send to Linus...

Hacking time.

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