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From c2d82484a75c99e079754e75ccc510e91290bb72 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Phil Sutter <>
Date: Fri, 14 Sep 2018 11:00:14 +0200
Subject: [PATCH] nft.8: Update meta pkt_type value description

Commit 8a7f6de536408 ("meta: fix pkttype name and add 'other' symbol")
deprecated pkt_type value 'unicast' (for it being misleading) and
introduced 'host' and 'other' but it did not update documentation
accordingly. Fix this by replacing 'unicast' with 'host' in
documentation and adding 'other'.

While being at it, make sure these literal values are recognized as
such: Put them in all lower-case (as required by the parser) and in bold
font (to stand out a bit more).

Signed-off-by: Phil Sutter <>
Signed-off-by: Pablo Neira Ayuso <>
(cherry picked from commit d75e9184bb51a1311ac950b13384f329836d597e)

-> Patch manually applied to doc/nft.xml, patches converting man page
   source to asciidoc are missing entirely.

Signed-off-by: Phil Sutter <>
 doc/nft.xml | 4 ++--
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/doc/nft.xml b/doc/nft.xml
index 3a5571b0da57a..0df42810c5e68 100644
--- a/doc/nft.xml
+++ b/doc/nft.xml
@@ -2991,8 +2991,8 @@ filter output icmpv6 type { echo-request, echo-reply }
-									Packet type: Unicast (addressed to local host),
-									Broadcast (to all), Multicast (to group).
+									Packet type: <literal>host</literal> (addressed to local host),
+									<literal>broadcast</literal> (to all), <literal>multicast</literal> (to group), <literal>other</literal> (addressed to another host).