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SubjectRe: [PATCH] ipchains log will show all flags
In message <0012051408110.1526-100000@localhost> you write:
> Hi Linus,
> This tiny patch extends ipchains logging. This way one can distinguish
> (plain) connection attempts and (Xmas, Fin,...) scans. E.g.
> kernel: Packet log: input - lo PROTO=6
> L=40 S=0x00 I=5808 F=0x0000 T=51 (#1)
> vs.
> L=40 S=0x00 I=5808 F=0x0000 T=51 (#1) B=-s--a-
> and
> L=40 S=0x00 I=5808 F=0x0000 T=51 (#1) B=fs-p-u
> Please comment on the format (B=...) and implementation details (speed).
> The patch is against 2.2.17's /net/ipv4/ip_fw.c

Looks OK, but CC'ing the maintainer is simple politeness.

> + if (ip->protocol == IPPROTO_TCP)

You probably want to insert `&& !(ip->frag_off & htons(IP_OFFSET))'

> + tcp-syn ? 's' : '-', tcp->rst ? 'r' : '-',

You mean `tcp->syn' not `tcp-syn'.

I like the fact that it doesn't disturb the format, simply appends,
and it has been a not-uncommon request.

But application is up to Alan Cox, who ruleth the 2.2 series.

Hacking time.
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