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IPTState Bugs

KNOWN BUGS
None*

* There are no known bugs in the iptstate code at the time of this writing.
However, there are bugs in other pieces of software that may affect your
iptstate experience:

 - libnetfilter_conntrack 0.0.50 has a bug that prevents iptstate from
deleting ICMP states. I wrote the following patch which the netfilter folks
have already applied to their SVN tree:
  http://www.phildev.net/linux/patches/libnetfilter_conntrack-0.0.50_icmp_id.patch
You can use it if this affects you.

 - There seems to be a small memory leak somewhere in ncurses. See 
  http://www.phildev.net/iptstate/memleak.html
for details.  This won't effect most users much, but you want to be weary of
leaving iptstate running on very busy firewalls for very long periods of time
(a day or more). This bug has been reported to ncurses, see above URL.

ABOUT BUGS
  If you find a bug in IPTState you should notify ME! You can contact me at
phil AT ipom DOT com. Sending a bug to your distro or some public forum is not
going to let me know. I can't fix things I don't know about. So please email
ME.

ABOUT MY RESPONSE
  If your bug is serious - i.e. compilation errors, a major a functionality
is broken, or a security problem I'll usually give you pretty immediate
attention. If it's a very minor bug, or a feature request, I will
acknowledge your email, but I may not fix/implement it immediately.

ABOUT PATCHES
  Patches are not necessary, but if you submit one remember: PATCHES SHOULD
BE ACCOMPANIED BY EXPLINATIONS AND/OR BUG REPORTS! Let me know what you were
trying to fix/add and how you did it. This will save me a lot of time, and
I'll like you more.

ABOUT BUG REPORTS
  If you send me a bug report you MUST do the following:
- Include "IPTSTATE" in the subject
- Include your iptstate version
- Include your distribution and distribution version
- Include your kernel version
- Include your g++ version
- Include your make version
- Include your glibc version
- Include your ncurses version
- Include your libnetfilter_conntrack version
- Include any relevant output and/or errors

  Bug reports should be sent to *ME*. I cannot fix your bugs if you don't
tell *ME* about them. That's right, send your bug reports to *ME*.

Thanks!

Phil Dibowitz
phil AT ipom DOT com