SLES10 and ip6tables

Hello everyone!

I’m trying to get ip6tables to work in my SLES10 SP2 box with kernel It does work when adding simple rules like, allowing all icmpv6 traffic, but whereas I’ve had no problems with SLES11 SP1 and SLES9 SP3 2.6.5-7.318, the SLES10 box does not behave as expected with related packets. After Googling for a while, I think the reason why ip6tables is not working properly, is because the module nf_conntrack_ipv6, which I have found in the SLES11 and SLES9 boxes, is not present in the /lib/modules/uname -r/kernel/net/ipv6/netfilter directory in the SLES10 box.

Has anyone had the same problem? Is anybody runnning ip6tables in SLES10 SPX with no problem?

Thanks in advance.

Looks like it was ‘experimental’ in that kernel;

tristate "IPv6 support for new connection tracking

Can you download the kernel src rpm and rebuild the kernel module to
enable it?

Cheers Malcolm °¿° (Linux Counter #276890)
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