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Date:      Thu, 10 Feb 2005 10:02:34 +0200
From:      "Chris Dionissopoulos" <>
To:        "Luigi Rizzo" <>
Subject:   Re: Sticky pf(4)-like feature in ipfw?
Message-ID:  <003201c50f46$e23049f0$3c00000a@R3B>
References:  <000a01c50df5$4a4435e0$3c00000a@R3B> <>

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Thanks for your help.
"Sticky" was more a wordplay than an technical description , 
just more people to understand at first reading what i want to do.


> the 'state only based on the 3-tuple' as you describe it
> is certainly an interesting feature. It is slightly more expensive
> to implement than what i thought at first, because you should
> do two hash computations and lookups (one on the 5-tuple, one
> on the 3-tuple) on each packet trying to match a dynamic rule.
> i just wonder why it is named 'sticky' in pf
> which is not really very indicative of what the function does.
> cheers
> luigi

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