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Old 12-21-2006, 01:44 PM   #1
Mithrilhall
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Question Patching & Compiling a Kernel (iptables)


I've downloaded a vanilla kernel and patched it with Linux layer 7 packet classifier.

I know that I need to download iptables source and patch it and compile it as well but do I need to patch and compile the kernel before I patch and compile iptables?

I know I have to at least patch the kernel first before I patch iptables.
 
Old 12-21-2006, 08:39 PM   #2
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I have no idea what the "Linux layer 7 packet classifier" is, but from an architecture point of view, you certainly would want to patch and compile the kernel before you patch and compile IP tables.

If the software depends on some modifications to the kernel, it won't/can't run until the correct kernel version is in place. Best case scenario doing IP tables before the kernel is it just won't work as it is expected to.

Think about it this way - the kernel is the first floor of a house, and everything else is a higher floor. If you were going to have work done on both the 1st floor (kernel) and 2nd floor (software), would you do work on the 2nd before the 1st was done? No. Get the base correct, then build on top of it, not get the top right then try to support it (and drop and break it in the process)!

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Old 12-22-2006, 10:23 AM   #3
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Thanks JimBass, that's what I was thinking.
 
Old 12-22-2006, 01:25 PM   #4
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Not a problem at all man. Enjoy yourself!

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