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pynetfilter_conntrack is a Python binding of libnetfilter_conntrack

Project description

libnetfilter_conntrack is a library to manage Linux firewall NetFilter. pynetfilter_conntrack is a Python binding of this library. The binding is the file and you have also a clone of conntrack program: is a clone of conntrack C program. Features:

  • List connections ;
  • Export connections to XML document ;
  • Delete connection.

For all commands, you can filter connections with:

  • source/destination address from original/reply destination ;
  • layer 3 and 4 protocols ;
  • source/destination port from original/reply destination (protocols tcp, udp and sctp).


Run this command as root:
./ install
Or using sudo program:
sudo python install



Release 0.5 (2008-09-29)

  • New classes for EXPECT manipulation, Expect and ExpectEntry
  • Remove Conntrack.destroy_conntrack(), replaced by ConntrackEntry.destroy()
  • ConntrackEntry IP (v4 and v6) attributes are now IPy.IP objects
  • Remove hashtuple attribute from ConntrackEntry
  • BUGFIX: Don’t convert endian (ntohl) when reading entry.status value
  • Write cnetfilter_conntrack: Python binding of the libnetfilter_conntrack library written in C

Release 0.4.2 (2007-10-16)

  • Fix ConntrackEntry._getAttr() for Python 2.3

Release 0.4.1

  • Fix ConntrackEntry.hashtuple for layer3 different than IPv4 and IPV6
  • Use correct bitmask with ntohs() in ConntrackEntry._getAttr()

Release 0.4

  • Rewrite from scratch for new libnetfilter_conntrack

Release 0.3.1

  • Add debian/ subdirectory for Debian and Ubuntu packaging

Release 0.3

  • Compliance with ‘pickle’
  • Minor enhancements in API

Release 0.2

  • Python 2.3 compliant
  • Use ElementTree (or cElementTree) to generate XML output
  • nfct_address: add getIP(), returns a IPy.IP() object
  • Fix minor bugs in ConntrackTable.filter()
  • add requires (used by setuptools)

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