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Re: insmod problem



On Thu, 21 Oct 2004 17:23:04 -0500, Linn Kubler wrote:

> Hi All,
> 
> I setup FC2 on an old Dell Dimention computer I had laying around and
> am reading through a book on Linux.  I'm trying to setup iptables and
> the book had me create my own rules script which I did, problem is
> when I exicute the script I get these errors...
> 
> insmod: can't read 'ip_conntrack_ftp' : No such file or directory
> insmod: can't read 'ipt_LOG' : No such file or directory
> insmod: can't read 'ipt_REJECT' : No such file or directory
> insmod: can't read 'ipt_limit' : No such file or directory
> insmod: can't read 'ipt_state' : No such file or directory
> 
> The script of course has:
> insmod ip_conntrack_ftp
> insmod ipt_LOG
> insmod ipt_REJECT
> insmod ipt_limit
> insmod ipt_state
> 
> I've searched for these modules with no luck.  Beyond this it seems to
> be working, can anyone help me correct these problems?

The script is bad advice. Don't use insmod, use modprobe. modprobe
solves a module's dependency chain and pulls in required modules
where insmod would fail. Read the manual pages "man insmod modprobe".

Don't load modules manually which would be loaded automatically.
Except for ip_conntrack_ftp, there should be no need to load the
other modules manually.

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