xtables-addons issues are being systematically avoided . Bug reports fall on deaf ears.

Bug #1166659 reported by Avery-yates on 2013-04-09
This bug affects 3 people
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xtables-addons (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

This is not me reporting an issue I have with an install of something wanting some help. Let's be clear about that first.

I am reporting a constant denial and covering up of an issue that is key to a lot of server installs.

Just a glance at search results should make this evident:


Please don't reply with "have you tried , or there is a workaround" .. I have made it work by messing around with the source. "Making it work" not the issue here. The workarounds break updating and apparent dependencies.(every update one has to recompile the modules by hand )

Duplication is easy as pie.
Install 12.10 or 13 , update-upgrade , install xtables-addons ... the dkms will fail.

Again, this is not really the issue...

Why I am writing this is because people keep adding bug reports about this and nothing is being done by anyone.

A sign someone is working on it .. actually fixing it would be welcome. we really are past the "finding bigfoot" stage on this one.. Really..

A "have you tried" reply doesn't make this my issue to solve. The ball remains in the court of people responsible for the xtables-addons package in ubuntu.

As a last remark in post I'd like to add I believe geoip , is getting to be an integral part of our server/firewall installs these days, and a priority level of Urgent or "Threatening to the future existence of ubuntu server" is not much to ask for.

Friendly regards

PS: I checked the "security vulnerability" box. Since imo , not having the ability to prevent traffic from for example Syria or Pakistan is a security risk for a lot of administrators.

information type: Private Security → Public Security
summary: - xtables-addons issues are being systematically avoided . Bub reports
+ xtables-addons issues are being systematically avoided . Bug reports
fall on deaf ears.
information type: Public Security → Public
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in xtables-addons (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Patrick Domack (patrickdk) wrote :

I just made my own xtables package to work with newer kernel releases, cause ubuntu seems to have broken everything with their enablement stack for 12.04


Avery-yates (avery-yates) wrote :

There is hope... for 13.10

xtables-addons and with it geo-ip compatibility for iptables works in saucy dev out of the box.

This does nothing for current stable , but still , it's worth a mention.

If the person who fixed it for saucy would be so kind as to fix it for 13.04 as well ...

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