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nftables

nftables aims to replace the existing {ip,ip6,arp,eb}tables framework. It provides a new packet filtering framework, a new userspace utility, and a compatibility layer for {ip,ip6}tables. nftables is built upon the building blocks of the Netfilter infrastructure such as the existing hooks, the connection tracking system, the userspace queueing component, and the logging subsystem.

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  •  14 Apr 2014 12:10

    Release Notes: This release contains support for the new features in the 3.14 kernel, bugfixes, documentation updates, and more. Among the more prominent new features are hybrid IPv4/IPv6 tables, queue load balancing, and support to change packet and conntrack meta data. This release additionally fixes all known issues on big endian platforms and should be fully functional.

    •  20 Jan 2014 14:22

      Release Notes: This is the first release intended for end users. It is required to use the new nf_tables firewalling infrastructure of the Linux 3.13 kernel. Further information, including how to get started, can be found in the release announcement.

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