Please make the avg 1/sec burst 5 parameters below adjustable from the GUI:
root@gw:/tmp/home/root# iptables -L -v -n Chain INPUT (policy DROP 3404 packets, 233K bytes) ... 198K 13M ACCEPT icmp -- * * 0.0.0.0/0 0.0.0.0/0 limit: avg 1/sec burst 5 ...
The reason I'm asking for this should become quite apparent when reading this thread (and please read it in full; do not skip/skim, I really do cover all the bases there — honest!):
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The workaround I'm using is fine, but really quite unnecessary — I'm not sure who/what decided the above rate limit was reasonable, nor do I understand why that individual didn't just rely on the Linux kernel's /proc tunables to handle it.
The settings should almost certainly be placed under Advanced -> Firewall, given that the permit ICMP toggle checkbox is there.
I realise this sounds pompous, but: I absolutely could make this adjustable via the GUI (meaning do all the code, etc.) but there are others here more familiar with the source already, and I do not have a build environment set up for Linux (I'm a FreeBSD guy and our cross-compile/chain environment for Linux is quite pathetic).