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CONFIG_NF_CONNTRACK: Netfilter connection tracking support

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The Linux kernel configuration item CONFIG_NF_CONNTRACK has multiple definitions:

found in net/netfilter/Kconfig

The configuration item CONFIG_NF_CONNTRACK:

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Layer 3 Independent Connection tracking (EXPERIMENTAL) found in net/netfilter/Kconfig

The configuration item CONFIG_NF_CONNTRACK:

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Connection tracking keeps a record of what packets have passed through your machine, in order to figure out how they are related into connections.

Layer 3 independent connection tracking is experimental scheme which generalize ip_conntrack to support other layer 3 protocols.

To compile it as a module, choose M here. If unsure, say N.

Netfilter connection tracking support found in net/netfilter/Kconfig

The configuration item CONFIG_NF_CONNTRACK:

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Connection tracking keeps a record of what packets have passed through your machine, in order to figure out how they are related into connections.

This is required to do Masquerading or other kinds of Network Address Translation. It can also be used to enhance packet filtering (see `Connection state match support' below).

To compile it as a module, choose M here. If unsure, say N.

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