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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • There is IPTables::libiptc which is a more modern replacement to IPTables::IPv4 (no longer maintained). The risk with these modules is that the kernel's interface to libiptc changes (as it's not a proper published API).

    It's also a good idea to use some kind of privilege separation when needing to do operations as root. For example you watch the Apache logs as an unprivileged user, then to make a change to Netfilter, send an RPC command to another process using a defined and safe interface. The other process runs as root but has the minimal code required to do its job, i.e. few bugs. We use my RPC::Serialized module at work, to do this.