Re: 2.4.4-pre7 build failure w/ IP NAT and ipchains

From: Andrzej Krzysztofowicz (
Date: Fri Apr 27 2001 - 12:42:42 EST

"Matthias Andree wrote:"
> On Fri, 27 Apr 2001, David S. Miller wrote:
> > Your configuration seems impossible, somehow the config system allowed
> > you to set CONFIG_IP_NF_COMPAT_IPCHAINS without setting

Just quick look at net/ipv4/netfilter/ explains everything:

: if [ "$CONFIG_IP_NF_CONNTRACK" != "y" ]; then
: if [ "$CONFIG_IP_NF_IPTABLES" != "y" ]; then
: tristate 'ipchains (2.2-style) support' CONFIG_IP_NF_COMPAT_IPCHAINS

disabled. And it seems to be intentional...

> Now, if I set "connection tracking" to "y", the ipchains option
> disappears (make menuconfig). Are things supposed to behave this way?
> I'd like to stick to ipchains for a while, rather than switch to
> iptables. (Administrator laziness, of course.)

  Andrzej M. Krzysztofowicz     
  phone (48)(58) 347 14 61
Faculty of Applied Phys. & Math.,   Technical University of Gdansk
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