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

Date: Thu Feb 01 2001 - 18:19:52 EST

In article <> you write:
> On Thu, 01 Feb 2001, Nils Rennebarth wrote:
> > Feb 1 12:58:56 obelix kernel: NAT: 0 dropping untracked packet
> ce767600 1 ->
> It means that your box drops multicast administrative packets on the
> floor.

I'm getting the occasional

Feb 1 13:17:08 yendi kernel: NAT: 0 dropping untracked packet
c3ea4da0 1 ->

syslog message. What exactly does it mean? isn't my
machine at all, and is my firewall. I assume I'm
dropping someone's packets on the floor, but what can cause a packet
to get dropped like that?

Dave Meyer
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