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Kernel >=2.6.25 and Iptables >=1.4.3

Post by pyromanci » 2011/09/13 15:46:56

OK,

So I'm wondering when and if CentOS 5 will ever get the 2.6.25 or newer kernel and the iptables 1.4.3? Right now I'm in need of a few Xtables-addons for iptables.

I know I could compile it all my self (and i have preped to do baring response), but I would prefer a supported kernel. I also know i could update to CentOS 6, but at this time i can not justify a total reinstall which would take our production servers offline for several days while i get it all rebuilt.

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Re: Kernel >=2.6.25 and Iptables >=1.4.3

Post by TrevorH » 2011/09/13 18:36:27

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I'm wondering when and if CentOS 5 will ever get the 2.6.25 or newer kernel and the iptables 1.4.3?
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It's highly unlikely to since that goes against the upstream vendor's policy of keeping the same major releases of packages throughout the entire lifetime of the product.

You can find a newer kernel in the ELrepo project 'kernel-ml' repo.

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Kernel >=2.6.25 and Iptables >=1.4.3

Post by pschaff » 2011/09/13 19:18:18

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TrevorH wrote:
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You can find a newer kernel in the ELrepo project 'kernel-ml' repo.[/quote]

Note that the [url=http://elrepo.org/tiki/kernel-ml]ELRepo kernel-ml[/url] is not officially supported; it is however probably far preferable to rolling your own. IPtables is another issue. Perhaps you should consider migrating to CentOS 6 with kernel 2.6.32 and iptables-1.4.7.

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Re: Kernel >=2.6.25 and Iptables >=1.4.3

Post by TrevorH » 2011/09/13 20:02:10

According to the chart on [url=http://xtables-addons.sourceforge.net/distro-support.php]Xtables-addons web site[/url], there are no prebuilt packages for any RHEL release.
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Re: Kernel >=2.6.25 and Iptables >=1.4.3

Post by pschaff » 2011/09/14 14:20:29

A google on [url=http://www.google.com/search?q=xtables-addons+%22src.rpm%22&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&safe=active]xtables-addons "src.rpm"[/url] does offer some hope, depending on your requirements. Perhaps some of the SRPMS can be [url=http://wiki.centos.org/HowTos/RebuildSRPM]rebuilt[/url] to satisfy the need. Still looks like CentOS-6 is a better starting point.

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