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Date:   Mon, 29 Apr 2019 17:23:57 +0200
From:   Pablo Neira Ayuso <>
To:     Nicolas Dichtel <>
        Kristian Evensen <>,,
Subject: Re: [PATCH 07/31] netfilter: ctnetlink: Support L3 protocol-filter
 on flush

On Mon, Apr 29, 2019 at 04:53:38PM +0200, Nicolas Dichtel wrote:
> Le 26/04/2019 à 21:25, Pablo Neira Ayuso a écrit :
> > On Thu, Apr 25, 2019 at 05:41:45PM +0200, Nicolas Dichtel wrote:
> >> Le 25/04/2019 à 12:07, Nicolas Dichtel a écrit :
> >> [snip]
> >>> In fact, the conntrack tool set by default the family to AF_INET and forbid to
> >>> set the family to something else (the '-f' option is not allowed for the command
> >>> 'flush').
> >>
> >> 'conntrack -D -f ipv6' will do the job, but this is still a regression.
> > 
> > You mean, before this patch, flush was ignoring the family, and after
> > Kristian's patch, it forces you to use NFPROTO_UNSPEC to achieve the
> > same thing, right?
> > 
> Before the patch, flush was ignoring the family, and after the patch, the flush
> takes care of the family.
> The conntrack tool has always set the family to AF_INET by default, thus, since
> this patch, only ipv4 conntracks are flushed with 'conntrack -F':

Thanks for explaining, what fix would you propose for this?

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