Subject: Linux 2.6 support for "rope" match module
Date: Tuesday 3rd January 2006 11:15:23 UTC (over 12 years ago)
Following on from my message to this list of a month or so ago.. "rope" now works on linux 2.6 as well as 2.4. As yet SMP is not supported, but that is the next thing on my "to do" list, and should surface within a couple of months (time permitting). Please feel free to download, play, comment / critique. "rope" provides a kernel-level interpreter for a simple scripting language which can be used to develop netfilter match modules. The language is pre-compiled using a perl script, to produce a binary file that is loaded into the kernel using the "iptables" command. The language has access to many IP, TCP and UDP packet headers and the data payload. It was originally developed for use as a P2P protocol identification mechanism, but has wound up being general enough for wider use. It's too large to supply here as a patch, but it can be downloaded from http://www.lowth.com/rope/Download. The "Makefile" that comes with the software allows rope to patched into POMNG, or directly into the kernel and iptables. As before .. the website www.lowth.com/rope includes a number of sample scripts, language documentation and tutorials - etc.