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    [NETFILTER] x_tables: Abstraction layer for {ip,ip6,arp}_tables · 2e4e6a17
    Harald Welte authored
    
    
    This monster-patch tries to do the best job for unifying the data
    structures and backend interfaces for the three evil clones ip_tables,
    ip6_tables and arp_tables.  In an ideal world we would never have
    allowed this kind of copy+paste programming... but well, our world
    isn't (yet?) ideal.
    
    o introduce a new x_tables module
    o {ip,arp,ip6}_tables depend on this x_tables module
    o registration functions for tables, matches and targets are only
      wrappers around x_tables provided functions
    o all matches/targets that are used from ip_tables and ip6_tables
      are now implemented as xt_FOOBAR.c files and provide module aliases
      to ipt_FOOBAR and ip6t_FOOBAR
    o header files for xt_matches are in include/linux/netfilter/,
      include/linux/netfilter_{ipv4,ipv6} contains compatibility wrappers
      around the xt_FOOBAR.h headers
    
    Based on this patchset we're going to further unify the code,
    gradually getting rid of all the layer 3 specific assumptions.
    Signed-off-by: default avatarHarald Welte <laforge@netfilter.org>
    Signed-off-by: default avatarDavid S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>
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