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Date:	Mon, 16 Apr 2007 07:12:33 +0200
From:	Patrick McHardy <>
CC:	Andrew Morton <>,,
Subject: Re: [Bugme-new] [Bug 8325] New: -j REDIRECT --to-ports 1000-1009,
 always first choosen

Andrew Morton wrote:
> On Fri, 13 Apr 2007 13:53:12 -0700
> wrote:
>>           Summary: -j REDIRECT --to-ports 1000-1009, always first choosen
>>    Kernel Version: 2.6.19-1.2911.fc6PAE 2.6.19-gentoo-r4
>>            Status: NEW
>>          Severity: normal
>>             Owner:
>>         Submitter:
>>Most recent kernel where this bug did *NOT* occur:
>>Distribution: FC6, gentoo
>>Hardware Environment:
>>Software Environment:
>>Problem Description:
>>Steps to reproduce:
>>Try redirecting to range of ports with iptables, kernel(?) will always redirect 
>>to first port from given range.

It will use a different port if there is a clash (a connection with the
same identity already exists). I'm guessing you're expecting that it
will use the ports in order. We might be able to change that, but I
don't really see a case where it would make sense. Please describe what
you're trying to do.

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