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Date: Sun, 5 Nov 2023 11:59:18 -0800
From: Maciej Żenczykowski <>
To: Jan Engelhardt <>
Cc: "David S . Miller" <>, Pablo Neira Ayuso <>, 
	Florian Westphal <>, 
	Linux Network Development Mailing List <>, 
	Netfilter Development Mailing List <>, Patrick McHardy <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH net] net: xt_recent: fix (increase) ipv6 literal buffer length

On Sun, Nov 5, 2023 at 12:08 AM Jan Engelhardt <> wrote:
> On Saturday 2023-11-04 22:00, Maciej Żenczykowski wrote:
> >
> >IPv4 in IPv6 is supported by in6_pton [...]
> >but the provided buffer is too short:
> If in6_pton were to support tunnel traffic.. wait that sounds
> unusual, and would require dst to be at least 20 bytes, which the
> function documentation contradicts.
> As the RFCs make no precise name proposition
>         (IPv6 Text Representation, third alternative,
>         IPv4 "decimal value" of the "four low-order 8-bit pieces")
> so let's just call it
>         "low-32-bit dot-decimal representation"
> which should avoid the tunnel term.

Resent [
], hopefully this is better.
- used your (Jan's) new email in the CC.
- changed net to netfilter in the commit title
(but as it is such a trivial bug fix, it does still feel like it
should go straight into net/main... rather than via netfilter repos)


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