Whoa, I apologise... god I have to read before I write...
Sorry it appears you were told to upgrade IPTABLES, not your KERNEL. This is right.
Just cuz I am cold here in Canada right now, I'll let you guys flame me. Here's my orig. post:
?!?!?!? What on earth are you people on about??? version 2.4.18 IS later than 2.4.4... eighteen is certainly larger than four, last I checked my calculator. My 2.4.18 RH8 box runs iptables with no issue at all. 2.4.18 is a new enough kernel to do most iptables functions. but you may have to compile netfilter into your kernel if it doesn't have it already compiled in (most, if not all distros will have this).
You do NOT need a newer kernel if you are using 2.4.18, though you might need to recompile the existing one.
Last edited by german; 12-08-2003 at 08:16 PM.