TARPIT in iptables

Paul Morgan paul.morgan at jumanjihouse.com
Thu Aug 28 19:45:48 UTC 2003

On Thu, 2003-08-28 at 13:47, Bill Nottingham wrote:
> Paul Morgan (paul.morgan at jumanjihouse.com) said: 
> > Is there any word on whether (and if so, when) the tarpit target will be
> > incorporated into Red Hat's kernel?
> Is it upstream in any kernel?

It's only a matter of time until it appears in a stock distro. 
User-side support is built-in with the "official" iptables-1.2.8 
release, including the Severn/Taroon beta RPMs, 
but a patch-and-compile is necessary on the kernel side. 
Despite the tiny size and scope of the patch, I am reluctant to 
stray from the stock kernels (up2date, client machines, etc.), 
and I suspect (and hope) that many others would like to see the 
tarpit target folded into the stock RH kernel.


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