[Pdx-pm] anyone using IPTables::IPv4?
mikeraz at patch.com
Fri Jun 2 05:32:53 PDT 2006
Chris Dawson wrote:
> Is anyone on this list using the iptables interface for perl? Or,
> anyone who prefers just shelling out to the iptables binary? If you
> have preferences, I would like to hear them.
I am. I implemented it as a point of pride, "Real Men Don't Shell Out When
They Have a Module To Use," kind of thing.
Both can work, the iptables interface is arguably more trouble than it's worth
- for instance you need to go to the iptables API documentation to understand
how to do some things. On my todo list is proving out a suspected memory leak in it.
You may recall my PLUG AT presentation from February, the iptables interface
was the thing that "didn't work". After that talk I did complete (and correct,
and debug) the program I talked about that night. The same program that had
been working in a shell-out-to-the-binary method for over a year.
Michael Rasmussen, Portland Oregon
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