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From: Pablo Neira Ayuso <pablo <at> netfilter.org>
Subject: Re: Formal submission of Xtables2
Newsgroups: gmane.comp.security.firewalls.netfilter.general
Date: Thursday 13th December 2012 14:28:20 UTC (over 4 years ago)
On Thu, Dec 13, 2012 at 02:08:03PM +0100, Jan Engelhardt wrote:
> On Thursday 2012-12-13 13:05, Pablo Neira Ayuso wrote:
> >> >[...]
> >> >> Please consider for merging.
> >> >
> >> >nftables and its compatibility layer already provide this and we will
> >> >not have to maintain two different netlink interfaces, which is too
> >> >much overhead.
> >> 
> >> I refer you to our previous discussion on the topic
> >> for the justifications:
> >>
> >> http://www.spinics.net/lists/netfilter-devel/msg23919.html
> >
> >I don't think that feature-set provides compelling reasons to push
> >this mainstream.
> 
> Well, if not that, then what - documentation, code size?

Not only that. Xtables2 (in its feature-set) inherits many of the
design decisions that were taken while designing iptables back in the
late nineties.
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