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SubjectIP defrag (was RE: ipchains blocking port 65535)

On 17-Jan-2001 Jussi Hamalainen wrote:
> On Wed, 17 Jan 2001, Tony Gale wrote:
>> It looks like this is due to the odd way in which ipchains handles
>> fragments. Try:
>> echo 1 > /proc/sys/net/ipv4/ip_always_defrag
> Thanks, this seems to do the trick. Does this oddity still exist
> in 2.4?

Well, I haven't found it, but there is

Perhaps 2.4 always defrags packets by default. Anyone confirm? This
is pretty much needed for any kind of firewall/masquerading system.


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