iptables and a new kernel

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Subject: iptables and a new kernel
Posted by:  €®ik
Date: Tue, 16 Dec 2003

I now have a 2.4.20-8 kernel running.
the kernel source is in /usr/src/linux-2.4.20-8
I want to upgrade iptables from 1.2.7 to 1.2.9.

For this kernel, do I have to build the kernel anew to get iptables
1.2.9 running ?
Or can I run just the iptables 1.2.9 installation with
make KERNEL_DIR=/usr/src/linux-2.4.20-8 ?

If I want to install a new kernel, 2.4.23, and I put this kernels
source in say:


what would I do with the iptables 1.2.9 installation ?

How can I get iptables 1.2.9 compiled into the new kernel ?