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Status Not under consideration
Workspace AIX
Created by Guest
Created on Nov 24, 2015

ipfilter do not drop pakets anymore


We are using ipfilter as a firewall.
When the session table is full, packets are dropped.
We ask IBM to change the ipfilter behaviour as described below :

if ipfilter can not store a session (session table is full)
a) accept the packets (instead of dropping it)
b) generate an event in a log (system log or whatever log). This will allow us to monitor when the maximum of session table is reached.

Idea priority High
  • Guest
    May 3, 2017

    The current AIX behavior is from the open source software.
    We want to avoid deviation to minimize patch maintenance.

  • Guest
    Nov 25, 2015

    Creating a new RFE based on Community RFE #80736 in product IBM AIX.