[Wifidog] Re: piping to iptables-restore -n

David Vincelli micologist at gmail.com
Tue Aug 24 21:46:13 EDT 2004

Ok, one more message in case anyone is reading this stuff. There
*might* be a possibility of getting the counter values from somewhere
under /proc though I haven't looked into that at all. Does anyone

On Tue, 24 Aug 2004 21:43:09 -0400, David Vincelli <micologist at gmail.com> wrote:
> Continuing the conversation with myself :)
> After looking at the actual code, the only places were this would be
> feasible (and worth-while) include at most two system forks (permit or
> deny a client, two forks each). I don't know if the performance gains
> would be very noticeable. Perhaps they would be, you never know until
> you try.
> The reason I say it's not worth while anywhere else is because no one
> really cares how long it takes to initialize or destroy the fw (they
> are "one time" events). Of course, speeding them up would be a nice
> thing as well but it is not crucial.
> Asides from that, we have no quick mechanism to read counter values
> from the tables.I think that what we are currently doing is the only
> feasible way for the time being.
> What a crappy "interface".

the micologist

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