iptables version upgrade timeline

Paul David paul.david at redbubble.com
Tue Nov 27 02:41:42 UTC 2018

Hey Nish,

Thanks for your quick and very helpful response.  That clears up some of
the confusion.  In this case, we'll probably go ahead with building our
own package, or directly from upstream.

One thing though;

On 2018-11-27 at 03:31 AEDT+1100, quoth Nish Aravamudan:
> Finally, note that if/when iptables is merged in the Disco cycle, it will
> move to 1.8.2-based, most likely, as that is the version in Debian unstable
> currently.

That's fine, anything after 1.6.2 contains the feature / fix we're after
(you're right, it's more of a feature, because it exposes a kernel
option that previously wasn't available).

Do you have any visibility on whether iptables will be upgraded in
Disco?  I'm not asking for guarantees, just out of curiosity :).  Does
it depend on when Debian promotes it to testing or stable?


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