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Date:   Mon, 19 Sep 2022 12:40:24 -0700
From:   Jakub Kicinski <>
To:     Pablo Neira Ayuso <>
Cc:     Chris Clayton <>,
        Florian Westphal <>,
        "" <>,,,
Subject: Re: removing conntrack helper toggle to enable auto-assignment [was
 Re: b118509076b3 (probably) breaks my firewall]

On Sat, 10 Sep 2022 04:02:18 +0200 Pablo Neira Ayuso wrote:
> > > I'll update to host a copy of the github sources.
> > > 
> > > We have been announcing this going deprecated for 10 years...  
> > 
> > That may be the case, it should be broken before -rc1 is released. Breaking it at -rc4+ is, I think, a regression!
> > Adding Thorsten Leemuis to cc list  
> Disagreed, reverting and waiting for one more release cycle will just
> postpone the fact that users must adapt their policies, and that they
> rely on a configuration which is not secure.

What are the chances the firewall actually needs the functionality?
Perhaps we can add the file back but have it do nothing?

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