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Re: [PATCH 1/2] netfilter: xtables: inclusion of xt_SYSRQ

From: Patrick McHardy <kaber_at_nospam>
Date: Wed Apr 21 2010 - 13:17:00 GMT
To: Jan Engelhardt <>

Jan Engelhardt wrote:
> On Wednesday 2010-04-21 14:59, Patrick McHardy wrote:
>> Jan Engelhardt wrote:
>>> The SYSRQ target will allow to remotely invoke sysrq on the local
>>> machine. Authentication is by means of a pre-shared key that can
>>> either be transmitted plaintext or digest-secured.
>> I really think this is pushing what netfilter is meant for a bit
>> far. Its basically abusing the firewall ruleset to offer a network
>> service.
>> I can see that its useful to have this in the kernel instead of
>> userspace, but why isn't this implemented as a stand-alone module?
>> That seems like a better design to me and also makes it more useful
>> by not depending on netfilter.
> That sort of diverts from the earlier what-seemed-to-be-consensus.
> Oh well, I would not mind holding the single commit up as long as the
> rest isn't blocked too :-)

Then lets skip this one for now.
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