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[SOLVED] Re: ip6tables -m state (match state) not working...

Michael H. Warfield wrote:
Hey all,

	I've found that the IPv6 state matching is non-functional in FC6.  I
first tried it in Test3 and have just reinstalled the entire system from
scratch from rawhide and verified it from the latest rawhide.
	Filed in bugzilla: 209945


This is a kernel configuration issue. Configure the kernel as follows and rebuild it. After that, ip6tables will honor "-m state". If you don't build the kernel with these options, all IPv6 packets are seen as INVALID by netfilter. (To see this for yourself, set up a log rule matching on "-m state INVALID".)

Here are the kernel config options:

Networking->Networking options->Network packet filtering (replaces ipchains)->IP: Netfilter Configuration

Unset this option:
< > Connection tracking (required for masq/NAT)

Networking->Networking options->Network packet filtering (replaces ipchains)->Core Netfilter Configuration

Set these options:
<*> Layer 3 Independent Connection tracking (EXPERIMENTAL)
[*]   Connection tracking flow accounting
[*]   Connection mark tracking support
[*]   Connection tracking security mark support
[*]   Connection tracking events (EXPERIMENTAL)


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