Re: What does "NAT: dropping untracked packet" mean?

From: Matthias Andree (
Date: Thu Feb 01 2001 - 09:17:17 EST

On Thu, 01 Feb 2001, Nils Rennebarth wrote:

> Since enabling (but not yet using) firewalling in the 2.4.1 kernel, my log
> gets clobbered with messages like:
> Feb 1 12:58:56 obelix kernel: NAT: 0 dropping untracked packet ce767600 1 ->
> The IP Adresses belong to Windows 98 computers. What does the message mean,
> and what could I do to stop them?

It means that your box drops multicast administrative packets on the

Matthias Andree
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