[libnftnl,1/2] src: add flowtable support

Message ID 20180123121003.16064-1-pablo@netfilter.org
State Accepted
Delegated to: Pablo Neira
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  • [libnftnl,1/2] src: add flowtable support
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Pablo Neira Ayuso Jan. 23, 2018, 12:10 p.m.
This patch allows you to add, delete and list flowtable through the
existing netlink interface.

Signed-off-by: Pablo Neira Ayuso <pablo@netfilter.org>
---
 examples/Makefile.am                |  12 +
 examples/nft-flowtable-add.c        | 136 +++++++
 examples/nft-flowtable-del.c        | 122 ++++++
 examples/nft-flowtable-get.c        | 121 ++++++
 include/libnftnl/Makefile.am        |   1 +
 include/libnftnl/flowtable.h        |  81 ++++
 include/linux/netfilter/nf_tables.h |  53 +++
 src/Makefile.am                     |   1 +
 src/flowtable.c                     | 793 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
 src/libnftnl.map                    |  31 ++
 10 files changed, 1351 insertions(+)
 create mode 100644 examples/nft-flowtable-add.c
 create mode 100644 examples/nft-flowtable-del.c
 create mode 100644 examples/nft-flowtable-get.c
 create mode 100644 include/libnftnl/flowtable.h
 create mode 100644 src/flowtable.c

Patch

diff --git a/examples/Makefile.am b/examples/Makefile.am
index 48bc7a16c9c6..c0d84ebbcbff 100644
--- a/examples/Makefile.am
+++ b/examples/Makefile.am
@@ -25,6 +25,9 @@  check_PROGRAMS = nft-table-add		\
 		 nft-obj-add		\
 		 nft-obj-get		\
 		 nft-obj-del		\
+		 nft-flowtable-add	\
+		 nft-flowtable-del	\
+		 nft-flowtable-get	\
 		 nft-ruleset-get	\
 		 nft-ruleset-parse-file	\
 		 nft-compat-get
@@ -104,6 +107,15 @@  nft_obj_del_LDADD = ../src/libnftnl.la ${LIBMNL_LIBS}
 nft_obj_get_SOURCES = nft-obj-get.c
 nft_obj_get_LDADD = ../src/libnftnl.la ${LIBMNL_LIBS}
 
+nft_flowtable_add_SOURCES = nft-flowtable-add.c
+nft_flowtable_add_LDADD = ../src/libnftnl.la ${LIBMNL_LIBS}
+
+nft_flowtable_del_SOURCES = nft-flowtable-del.c
+nft_flowtable_del_LDADD = ../src/libnftnl.la ${LIBMNL_LIBS}
+
+nft_flowtable_get_SOURCES = nft-flowtable-get.c
+nft_flowtable_get_LDADD = ../src/libnftnl.la ${LIBMNL_LIBS}
+
 nft_ruleset_get_SOURCES = nft-ruleset-get.c
 nft_ruleset_get_LDADD = ../src/libnftnl.la ${LIBMNL_LIBS}
 
diff --git a/examples/nft-flowtable-add.c b/examples/nft-flowtable-add.c
new file mode 100644
index 000000000000..bd6cd0f59b79
--- /dev/null
+++ b/examples/nft-flowtable-add.c
@@ -0,0 +1,136 @@ 
+#include <stdlib.h>
+#include <time.h>
+#include <string.h>
+#include <netinet/in.h>
+
+#include <linux/netfilter.h>
+#include <linux/netfilter/nf_tables.h>
+
+#include <libmnl/libmnl.h>
+#include <libnftnl/flowtable.h>
+
+static struct nftnl_flowtable *flowtable_add_parse(int argc, char *argv[])
+{
+	const char *dev_array[] = { "eth0", "tap0", NULL };
+	struct nftnl_flowtable *t;
+	int hooknum = 0;
+
+	if (strcmp(argv[4], "ingress") == 0)
+		hooknum = NF_NETDEV_INGRESS;
+	else {
+		fprintf(stderr, "Unknown hook: %s\n", argv[4]);
+		return NULL;
+	}
+
+	t = nftnl_flowtable_alloc();
+	if (t == NULL) {
+		perror("OOM");
+		return NULL;
+	}
+	nftnl_flowtable_set(t, NFTNL_FLOWTABLE_TABLE, argv[2]);
+	nftnl_flowtable_set(t, NFTNL_FLOWTABLE_NAME, argv[3]);
+	if (argc == 6) {
+		nftnl_flowtable_set_u32(t, NFTNL_FLOWTABLE_HOOKNUM, hooknum);
+		nftnl_flowtable_set_u32(t, NFTNL_FLOWTABLE_PRIO, atoi(argv[5]));
+	}
+	nftnl_flowtable_set_array(t, NFTNL_FLOWTABLE_DEVICES, dev_array);
+
+	return t;
+}
+
+int main(int argc, char *argv[])
+{
+	struct mnl_socket *nl;
+	char buf[MNL_SOCKET_BUFFER_SIZE];
+	struct nlmsghdr *nlh;
+	uint32_t portid, seq, flowtable_seq;
+	int ret, family;
+	struct nftnl_flowtable *t;
+	struct mnl_nlmsg_batch *batch;
+	int batching;
+
+	if (argc != 6) {
+		fprintf(stderr, "Usage: %s <family> <table> <name> <hook> <prio>\n",
+			argv[0]);
+		exit(EXIT_FAILURE);
+	}
+
+	if (strcmp(argv[1], "ip") == 0)
+		family = NFPROTO_IPV4;
+	else if (strcmp(argv[1], "ip6") == 0)
+		family = NFPROTO_IPV6;
+	else if (strcmp(argv[1], "bridge") == 0)
+		family = NFPROTO_BRIDGE;
+	else if (strcmp(argv[1], "arp") == 0)
+		family = NFPROTO_ARP;
+	else {
+		fprintf(stderr, "Unknown family: ip, ip6, bridge, arp\n");
+		exit(EXIT_FAILURE);
+	}
+
+	t = flowtable_add_parse(argc, argv);
+	if (t == NULL)
+		exit(EXIT_FAILURE);
+
+	batching = nftnl_batch_is_supported();
+	if (batching < 0) {
+		perror("cannot talk to nfnetlink");
+		exit(EXIT_FAILURE);
+	}
+
+	seq = time(NULL);
+	batch = mnl_nlmsg_batch_start(buf, sizeof(buf));
+
+	if (batching) {
+		nftnl_batch_begin(mnl_nlmsg_batch_current(batch), seq++);
+		mnl_nlmsg_batch_next(batch);
+	}
+
+	flowtable_seq = seq;
+	nlh = nftnl_flowtable_nlmsg_build_hdr(mnl_nlmsg_batch_current(batch),
+					NFT_MSG_NEWFLOWTABLE, family,
+					NLM_F_CREATE|NLM_F_ACK, seq++);
+	nftnl_flowtable_nlmsg_build_payload(nlh, t);
+	nftnl_flowtable_free(t);
+	mnl_nlmsg_batch_next(batch);
+
+	if (batching) {
+		nftnl_batch_end(mnl_nlmsg_batch_current(batch), seq++);
+		mnl_nlmsg_batch_next(batch);
+	}
+
+	nl = mnl_socket_open(NETLINK_NETFILTER);
+	if (nl == NULL) {
+		perror("mnl_socket_open");
+		exit(EXIT_FAILURE);
+	}
+
+	if (mnl_socket_bind(nl, 0, MNL_SOCKET_AUTOPID) < 0) {
+		perror("mnl_socket_bind");
+		exit(EXIT_FAILURE);
+	}
+	portid = mnl_socket_get_portid(nl);
+
+	if (mnl_socket_sendto(nl, mnl_nlmsg_batch_head(batch),
+			      mnl_nlmsg_batch_size(batch)) < 0) {
+		perror("mnl_socket_send");
+		exit(EXIT_FAILURE);
+	}
+
+	mnl_nlmsg_batch_stop(batch);
+
+	ret = mnl_socket_recvfrom(nl, buf, sizeof(buf));
+	while (ret > 0) {
+		ret = mnl_cb_run(buf, ret, flowtable_seq, portid, NULL, NULL);
+		if (ret <= 0)
+			break;
+		ret = mnl_socket_recvfrom(nl, buf, sizeof(buf));
+	}
+	if (ret == -1) {
+		perror("error");
+		exit(EXIT_FAILURE);
+	}
+	mnl_socket_close(nl);
+
+	return EXIT_SUCCESS;
+}
diff --git a/examples/nft-flowtable-del.c b/examples/nft-flowtable-del.c
new file mode 100644
index 000000000000..b25f041a6f6d
--- /dev/null
+++ b/examples/nft-flowtable-del.c
@@ -0,0 +1,122 @@ 
+#include <stdlib.h>
+#include <time.h>
+#include <string.h>
+#include <netinet/in.h>
+
+#include <linux/netfilter.h>
+#include <linux/netfilter/nf_tables.h>
+
+#include <libmnl/libmnl.h>
+#include <libnftnl/flowtable.h>
+
+static struct nftnl_flowtable *flowtable_del_parse(int argc, char *argv[])
+{
+	struct nftnl_flowtable *t;
+
+	t = nftnl_flowtable_alloc();
+	if (t == NULL) {
+		perror("OOM");
+		return NULL;
+	}
+
+	nftnl_flowtable_set(t, NFTNL_FLOWTABLE_TABLE, argv[2]);
+	nftnl_flowtable_set(t, NFTNL_FLOWTABLE_NAME, argv[3]);
+
+	return t;
+}
+
+int main(int argc, char *argv[])
+{
+	struct mnl_socket *nl;
+	struct mnl_nlmsg_batch *batch;
+	char buf[MNL_SOCKET_BUFFER_SIZE];
+	struct nlmsghdr *nlh;
+	uint32_t portid, seq, flowtable_seq;
+	struct nftnl_flowtable *t;
+	int ret, family, batching;
+
+	if (argc != 4) {
+		fprintf(stderr, "Usage: %s <family> <table> <flowtable>\n",
+			argv[0]);
+		exit(EXIT_FAILURE);
+	}
+
+	if (strcmp(argv[1], "ip") == 0)
+		family = NFPROTO_IPV4;
+	else if (strcmp(argv[1], "ip6") == 0)
+		family = NFPROTO_IPV6;
+	else if (strcmp(argv[1], "bridge") == 0)
+		family = NFPROTO_BRIDGE;
+	else if (strcmp(argv[1], "arp") == 0)
+		family = NFPROTO_ARP;
+	else {
+		fprintf(stderr, "Unknown family: ip, ip6, bridge, arp\n");
+		exit(EXIT_FAILURE);
+	}
+
+	t = flowtable_del_parse(argc, argv);
+	if (t == NULL)
+		exit(EXIT_FAILURE);
+
+	batching = nftnl_batch_is_supported();
+	if (batching < 0) {
+		perror("cannot talk to nfnetlink");
+		exit(EXIT_FAILURE);
+	}
+
+	seq = time(NULL);
+	batch = mnl_nlmsg_batch_start(buf, sizeof(buf));
+
+	if (batching) {
+		nftnl_batch_begin(mnl_nlmsg_batch_current(batch), seq++);
+		mnl_nlmsg_batch_next(batch);
+	}
+
+	flowtable_seq = seq;
+	nlh = nftnl_flowtable_nlmsg_build_hdr(mnl_nlmsg_batch_current(batch),
+					NFT_MSG_DELFLOWTABLE, family,
+					NLM_F_ACK, seq++);
+	nftnl_flowtable_nlmsg_build_payload(nlh, t);
+	nftnl_flowtable_free(t);
+	mnl_nlmsg_batch_next(batch);
+
+	if (batching) {
+		nftnl_batch_end(mnl_nlmsg_batch_current(batch), seq++);
+		mnl_nlmsg_batch_next(batch);
+	}
+
+	nl = mnl_socket_open(NETLINK_NETFILTER);
+	if (nl == NULL) {
+		perror("mnl_socket_open");
+		exit(EXIT_FAILURE);
+	}
+
+	if (mnl_socket_bind(nl, 0, MNL_SOCKET_AUTOPID) < 0) {
+		perror("mnl_socket_bind");
+		exit(EXIT_FAILURE);
+	}
+	portid = mnl_socket_get_portid(nl);
+
+	if (mnl_socket_sendto(nl, mnl_nlmsg_batch_head(batch),
+			      mnl_nlmsg_batch_size(batch)) < 0) {
+		perror("mnl_socket_send");
+		exit(EXIT_FAILURE);
+	}
+
+	mnl_nlmsg_batch_stop(batch);
+
+	ret = mnl_socket_recvfrom(nl, buf, sizeof(buf));
+	while (ret > 0) {
+		ret = mnl_cb_run(buf, ret, flowtable_seq, portid, NULL, NULL);
+		if (ret <= 0)
+			break;
+		ret = mnl_socket_recvfrom(nl, buf, sizeof(buf));
+	}
+	if (ret == -1) {
+		perror("error");
+		exit(EXIT_FAILURE);
+	}
+	mnl_socket_close(nl);
+
+	return EXIT_SUCCESS;
+}
diff --git a/examples/nft-flowtable-get.c b/examples/nft-flowtable-get.c
new file mode 100644
index 000000000000..37cfadf0b1cd
--- /dev/null
+++ b/examples/nft-flowtable-get.c
@@ -0,0 +1,121 @@ 
+#include <stdlib.h>
+#include <time.h>
+#include <string.h>
+#include <netinet/in.h>
+
+#include <linux/netfilter.h>
+#include <linux/netfilter/nf_tables.h>
+
+#include <libmnl/libmnl.h>
+#include <libnftnl/flowtable.h>
+
+static int table_cb(const struct nlmsghdr *nlh, void *data)
+{
+	struct nftnl_flowtable *t;
+	char buf[4096];
+	uint32_t *type = data;
+
+	t = nftnl_flowtable_alloc();
+	if (t == NULL) {
+		perror("OOM");
+		goto err;
+	}
+
+	if (nftnl_flowtable_nlmsg_parse(nlh, t) < 0) {
+		perror("nftnl_flowtable_nlmsg_parse");
+		goto err_free;
+	}
+
+	nftnl_flowtable_snprintf(buf, sizeof(buf), t, *type, 0);
+	printf("%s\n", buf);
+
+err_free:
+	nftnl_flowtable_free(t);
+err:
+	return MNL_CB_OK;
+}
+
+int main(int argc, char *argv[])
+{
+	struct mnl_socket *nl;
+	char buf[MNL_SOCKET_BUFFER_SIZE];
+	struct nlmsghdr *nlh;
+	uint32_t portid, seq, type = NFTNL_OUTPUT_DEFAULT;
+	struct nftnl_flowtable *t = NULL;
+	int ret, family;
+
+	seq = time(NULL);
+
+	if (argc < 2 || argc > 5) {
+		fprintf(stderr, "Usage: %s <family> [<table> <flowtable>] [json]\n",
+			argv[0]);
+		exit(EXIT_FAILURE);
+	}
+
+	if (strcmp(argv[1], "ip") == 0)
+		family = NFPROTO_IPV4;
+	else if (strcmp(argv[1], "ip6") == 0)
+		family = NFPROTO_IPV6;
+	else if (strcmp(argv[1], "bridge") == 0)
+		family = NFPROTO_BRIDGE;
+	else if (strcmp(argv[1], "arp") == 0)
+		family = NFPROTO_ARP;
+	else if (strcmp(argv[1], "unspec") == 0)
+		family = NFPROTO_UNSPEC;
+	else {
+		fprintf(stderr, "Unknown family: ip, ip6, bridge, arp, unspec\n");
+		exit(EXIT_FAILURE);
+	}
+
+	if (argc >= 4) {
+		t = nftnl_flowtable_alloc();
+		if (t == NULL) {
+			perror("OOM");
+			exit(EXIT_FAILURE);
+		}
+		nlh = nftnl_flowtable_nlmsg_build_hdr(buf, NFT_MSG_GETFLOWTABLE, family,
+						NLM_F_ACK, seq);
+		nftnl_flowtable_set(t, NFTNL_FLOWTABLE_TABLE, argv[2]);
+		nftnl_flowtable_set(t, NFTNL_FLOWTABLE_NAME, argv[3]);
+		nftnl_flowtable_nlmsg_build_payload(nlh, t);
+		nftnl_flowtable_free(t);
+	} else if (argc >= 2) {
+		nlh = nftnl_flowtable_nlmsg_build_hdr(buf, NFT_MSG_GETFLOWTABLE, family,
+						NLM_F_DUMP, seq);
+	}
+
+	if (strcmp(argv[argc-1], "json") == 0)
+		type = NFTNL_OUTPUT_JSON;
+
+	nl = mnl_socket_open(NETLINK_NETFILTER);
+	if (nl == NULL) {
+		perror("mnl_socket_open");
+		exit(EXIT_FAILURE);
+	}
+
+	if (mnl_socket_bind(nl, 0, MNL_SOCKET_AUTOPID) < 0) {
+		perror("mnl_socket_bind");
+		exit(EXIT_FAILURE);
+	}
+	portid = mnl_socket_get_portid(nl);
+
+	if (mnl_socket_sendto(nl, nlh, nlh->nlmsg_len) < 0) {
+		perror("mnl_socket_send");
+		exit(EXIT_FAILURE);
+	}
+
+	ret = mnl_socket_recvfrom(nl, buf, sizeof(buf));
+	while (ret > 0) {
+		ret = mnl_cb_run(buf, ret, seq, portid, table_cb, &type);
+		if (ret <= 0)
+			break;
+		ret = mnl_socket_recvfrom(nl, buf, sizeof(buf));
+	}
+	if (ret == -1) {
+		perror("error");
+		exit(EXIT_FAILURE);
+	}
+	mnl_socket_close(nl);
+
+	return EXIT_SUCCESS;
+}
diff --git a/include/libnftnl/Makefile.am b/include/libnftnl/Makefile.am
index 6dc7b2b38590..d846a574f438 100644
--- a/include/libnftnl/Makefile.am
+++ b/include/libnftnl/Makefile.am
@@ -6,6 +6,7 @@  pkginclude_HEADERS = batch.h		\
 		     rule.h		\
 		     expr.h		\
 		     set.h		\
+		     flowtable.h	\
 		     ruleset.h		\
 		     common.h		\
 		     udata.h		\
diff --git a/include/libnftnl/flowtable.h b/include/libnftnl/flowtable.h
new file mode 100644
index 000000000000..0f8f3252da18
--- /dev/null
+++ b/include/libnftnl/flowtable.h
@@ -0,0 +1,81 @@ 
+#ifndef _LIBNFTNL_FLOWTABLE_H_
+#define _LIBNFTNL_FLOWTABLE_H_
+
+#include <stdio.h>
+#include <stdint.h>
+#include <stdbool.h>
+#include <sys/types.h>
+
+#include <libnftnl/common.h>
+
+#ifdef __cplusplus
+extern "C" {
+#endif
+
+struct nftnl_flowtable;
+
+struct nftnl_flowtable *nftnl_flowtable_alloc(void);
+void nftnl_flowtable_free(const struct nftnl_flowtable *);
+
+enum nftnl_flowtable_attr {
+	NFTNL_FLOWTABLE_NAME	= 0,
+	NFTNL_FLOWTABLE_FAMILY,
+	NFTNL_FLOWTABLE_TABLE,
+	NFTNL_FLOWTABLE_HOOKNUM,
+	NFTNL_FLOWTABLE_PRIO	= 4,
+	NFTNL_FLOWTABLE_USE,
+	NFTNL_FLOWTABLE_DEVICES,
+	__NFTNL_FLOWTABLE_MAX
+};
+#define NFTNL_FLOWTABLE_MAX (__NFTNL_FLOWTABLE_MAX - 1)
+
+bool nftnl_flowtable_is_set(const struct nftnl_flowtable *c, uint16_t attr);
+void nftnl_flowtable_unset(struct nftnl_flowtable *c, uint16_t attr);
+void nftnl_flowtable_set(struct nftnl_flowtable *t, uint16_t attr, const void *data);
+int nftnl_flowtable_set_data(struct nftnl_flowtable *t, uint16_t attr,
+			     const void *data, uint32_t data_len);
+void nftnl_flowtable_set_u32(struct nftnl_flowtable *t, uint16_t attr, uint32_t data);
+void nftnl_flowtable_set_s32(struct nftnl_flowtable *t, uint16_t attr, int32_t data);
+int nftnl_flowtable_set_str(struct nftnl_flowtable *t, uint16_t attr, const char *str);
+void nftnl_flowtable_set_array(struct nftnl_flowtable *t, uint16_t attr, const char **data);
+
+const void *nftnl_flowtable_get(const struct nftnl_flowtable *c, uint16_t attr);
+const void *nftnl_flowtable_get_data(const struct nftnl_flowtable *c, uint16_t attr,
+				 uint32_t *data_len);
+const char *nftnl_flowtable_get_str(const struct nftnl_flowtable *c, uint16_t attr);
+uint32_t nftnl_flowtable_get_u32(const struct nftnl_flowtable *c, uint16_t attr);
+int32_t nftnl_flowtable_get_s32(const struct nftnl_flowtable *c, uint16_t attr);
+const char **nftnl_flowtable_get_array(const struct nftnl_flowtable *t, uint16_t attr);
+
+struct nlmsghdr;
+
+void nftnl_flowtable_nlmsg_build_payload(struct nlmsghdr *nlh, const struct nftnl_flowtable *t);
+
+int nftnl_flowtable_parse(struct nftnl_flowtable *c, enum nftnl_parse_type type,
+		    const char *data, struct nftnl_parse_err *err);
+int nftnl_flowtable_parse_file(struct nftnl_flowtable *c, enum nftnl_parse_type type,
+			 FILE *fp, struct nftnl_parse_err *err);
+int nftnl_flowtable_snprintf(char *buf, size_t size, const struct nftnl_flowtable *t, uint32_t type, uint32_t flags);
+int nftnl_flowtable_fprintf(FILE *fp, const struct nftnl_flowtable *c, uint32_t type, uint32_t flags);
+
+#define nftnl_flowtable_nlmsg_build_hdr	nftnl_nlmsg_build_hdr
+int nftnl_flowtable_nlmsg_parse(const struct nlmsghdr *nlh, struct nftnl_flowtable *t);
+
+struct nftnl_flowtable_list;
+
+struct nftnl_flowtable_list *nftnl_flowtable_list_alloc(void);
+void nftnl_flowtable_list_free(struct nftnl_flowtable_list *list);
+int nftnl_flowtable_list_is_empty(const struct nftnl_flowtable_list *list);
+void nftnl_flowtable_list_add(struct nftnl_flowtable *s,
+			      struct nftnl_flowtable_list *list);
+void nftnl_flowtable_list_add_tail(struct nftnl_flowtable *s,
+				   struct nftnl_flowtable_list *list);
+void nftnl_flowtable_list_del(struct nftnl_flowtable *s);
+int nftnl_flowtable_list_foreach(struct nftnl_flowtable_list *flowtable_list,
+				 int (*cb)(struct nftnl_flowtable *t, void *data), void *data);
+
+#ifdef __cplusplus
+} /* extern "C" */
+#endif
+
+#endif /* _LIBNFTNL_FLOWTABLE_H_ */
diff --git a/include/linux/netfilter/nf_tables.h b/include/linux/netfilter/nf_tables.h
index 874fa3f239eb..c525e67a665d 100644
--- a/include/linux/netfilter/nf_tables.h
+++ b/include/linux/netfilter/nf_tables.h
@@ -90,6 +90,9 @@  enum nft_verdicts {
  * @NFT_MSG_GETOBJ: get a stateful object (enum nft_obj_attributes)
  * @NFT_MSG_DELOBJ: delete a stateful object (enum nft_obj_attributes)
  * @NFT_MSG_GETOBJ_RESET: get and reset a stateful object (enum nft_obj_attributes)
+ * @NFT_MSG_NEWFLOWTABLE: add new flow table (enum nft_flowtable_attributes)
+ * @NFT_MSG_GETFLOWTABLE: get flow table (enum nft_flowtable_attributes)
+ * @NFT_MSG_DELFLOWTABLE: delete flow table (enum nft_flowtable_attributes)
  */
 enum nf_tables_msg_types {
 	NFT_MSG_NEWTABLE,
@@ -114,6 +117,9 @@  enum nf_tables_msg_types {
 	NFT_MSG_GETOBJ,
 	NFT_MSG_DELOBJ,
 	NFT_MSG_GETOBJ_RESET,
+	NFT_MSG_NEWFLOWTABLE,
+	NFT_MSG_GETFLOWTABLE,
+	NFT_MSG_DELFLOWTABLE,
 	NFT_MSG_MAX,
 };
 
@@ -1303,6 +1309,53 @@  enum nft_object_attributes {
 #define NFTA_OBJ_MAX		(__NFTA_OBJ_MAX - 1)
 
 /**
+ * enum nft_flowtable_attributes - nf_tables flow table netlink attributes
+ *
+ * @NFTA_FLOWTABLE_TABLE: name of the table containing the expression (NLA_STRING)
+ * @NFTA_FLOWTABLE_NAME: name of this flow table (NLA_STRING)
+ * @NFTA_FLOWTABLE_HOOK: netfilter hook configuration(NLA_U32)
+ * @NFTA_FLOWTABLE_USE: number of references to this flow table (NLA_U32)
+ */
+enum nft_flowtable_attributes {
+	NFTA_FLOWTABLE_UNSPEC,
+	NFTA_FLOWTABLE_TABLE,
+	NFTA_FLOWTABLE_NAME,
+	NFTA_FLOWTABLE_HOOK,
+	NFTA_FLOWTABLE_USE,
+	__NFTA_FLOWTABLE_MAX
+};
+#define NFTA_FLOWTABLE_MAX	(__NFTA_FLOWTABLE_MAX - 1)
+
+/**
+ * enum nft_flowtable_hook_attributes - nf_tables flow table hook netlink attributes
+ *
+ * @NFTA_FLOWTABLE_HOOK_NUM: netfilter hook number (NLA_U32)
+ * @NFTA_FLOWTABLE_HOOK_PRIORITY: netfilter hook priority (NLA_U32)
+ * @NFTA_FLOWTABLE_HOOK_DEVS: input devices this flow table is bound to (NLA_NESTED)
+ */
+enum nft_flowtable_hook_attributes {
+	NFTA_FLOWTABLE_HOOK_UNSPEC,
+	NFTA_FLOWTABLE_HOOK_NUM,
+	NFTA_FLOWTABLE_HOOK_PRIORITY,
+	NFTA_FLOWTABLE_HOOK_DEVS,
+	__NFTA_FLOWTABLE_HOOK_MAX
+};
+#define NFTA_FLOWTABLE_HOOK_MAX	(__NFTA_FLOWTABLE_HOOK_MAX - 1)
+
+/**
+ * enum nft_device_attributes - nf_tables device netlink attributes
+ *
+ * @NFTA_DEVICE_NAME: name of this device (NLA_STRING)
+ */
+enum nft_devices_attributes {
+	NFTA_DEVICE_UNSPEC,
+	NFTA_DEVICE_NAME,
+	__NFTA_DEVICE_MAX
+};
+#define NFTA_DEVICE_MAX		(__NFTA_DEVICE_MAX - 1)
+
+
+/**
  * enum nft_trace_attributes - nf_tables trace netlink attributes
  *
  * @NFTA_TRACE_TABLE: name of the table (NLA_STRING)
diff --git a/src/Makefile.am b/src/Makefile.am
index 59ddf6a249a2..7708c279c9da 100644
--- a/src/Makefile.am
+++ b/src/Makefile.am
@@ -8,6 +8,7 @@  libnftnl_la_LDFLAGS = -Wl,--version-script=$(srcdir)/libnftnl.map	\
 libnftnl_la_SOURCES = utils.c		\
 		      batch.c		\
 		      buffer.c		\
+		      flowtable.c	\
 		      common.c		\
 		      gen.c		\
 		      table.c		\
diff --git a/src/flowtable.c b/src/flowtable.c
new file mode 100644
index 000000000000..61f18044c491
--- /dev/null
+++ b/src/flowtable.c
@@ -0,0 +1,793 @@ 
+#include "internal.h"
+
+#include <time.h>
+#include <endian.h>
+#include <stdint.h>
+#include <stdlib.h>
+#include <limits.h>
+#include <string.h>
+#include <netinet/in.h>
+#include <errno.h>
+#include <inttypes.h>
+
+#include <libmnl/libmnl.h>
+#include <linux/netfilter/nfnetlink.h>
+#include <linux/netfilter/nf_tables.h>
+#include <linux/netfilter.h>
+#include <linux/netfilter_arp.h>
+
+#include <libnftnl/flowtable.h>
+#include <buffer.h>
+
+struct nftnl_flowtable {
+	struct list_head	head;
+	const char		*name;
+	const char		*table;
+	int			family;
+	uint32_t		hooknum;
+	int32_t			prio;
+	const char		**dev_array;
+	uint32_t		dev_array_len;
+	uint32_t		use;
+	uint32_t		flags;
+};
+
+struct nftnl_flowtable *nftnl_flowtable_alloc(void)
+{
+	return calloc(1, sizeof(struct nftnl_flowtable));
+}
+EXPORT_SYMBOL(nftnl_flowtable_alloc);
+
+void nftnl_flowtable_free(const struct nftnl_flowtable *c)
+{
+	int i;
+
+	if (c->flags & (1 << NFTNL_FLOWTABLE_NAME))
+		xfree(c->name);
+	if (c->flags & (1 << NFTNL_FLOWTABLE_TABLE))
+		xfree(c->table);
+	if (c->flags & (1 << NFTNL_FLOWTABLE_DEVICES)) {
+		for (i = 0; i < c->dev_array_len; i++)
+			xfree(c->dev_array[i]);
+
+		xfree(c->dev_array);
+	}
+	xfree(c);
+}
+EXPORT_SYMBOL(nftnl_flowtable_free);
+
+bool nftnl_flowtable_is_set(const struct nftnl_flowtable *c, uint16_t attr)
+{
+	return c->flags & (1 << attr);
+}
+EXPORT_SYMBOL(nftnl_flowtable_is_set);
+
+void nftnl_flowtable_unset(struct nftnl_flowtable *c, uint16_t attr)
+{
+	int i;
+
+	if (!(c->flags & (1 << attr)))
+		return;
+
+	switch (attr) {
+	case NFTNL_FLOWTABLE_NAME:
+		xfree(c->name);
+		break;
+	case NFTNL_FLOWTABLE_TABLE:
+		xfree(c->table);
+		break;
+	case NFTNL_FLOWTABLE_HOOKNUM:
+	case NFTNL_FLOWTABLE_PRIO:
+	case NFTNL_FLOWTABLE_USE:
+	case NFTNL_FLOWTABLE_FAMILY:
+		break;
+	case NFTNL_FLOWTABLE_DEVICES:
+		for (i = 0; i < c->dev_array_len; i++) {
+			xfree(c->dev_array[i]);
+			xfree(c->dev_array);
+		}
+		break;
+	default:
+		return;
+	}
+
+	c->flags &= ~(1 << attr);
+}
+EXPORT_SYMBOL(nftnl_flowtable_unset);
+
+static uint32_t nftnl_flowtable_validate[NFTNL_FLOWTABLE_MAX + 1] = {
+	[NFTNL_FLOWTABLE_HOOKNUM]	= sizeof(uint32_t),
+	[NFTNL_FLOWTABLE_PRIO]		= sizeof(int32_t),
+	[NFTNL_FLOWTABLE_FAMILY]	= sizeof(uint32_t),
+};
+
+int nftnl_flowtable_set_data(struct nftnl_flowtable *c, uint16_t attr,
+			     const void *data, uint32_t data_len)
+{
+	const char **dev_array;
+	int len = 0, i;
+
+	nftnl_assert_attr_exists(attr, NFTNL_FLOWTABLE_MAX);
+	nftnl_assert_validate(data, nftnl_flowtable_validate, attr, data_len);
+
+	switch(attr) {
+	case NFTNL_FLOWTABLE_NAME:
+		if (c->flags & (1 << NFTNL_FLOWTABLE_NAME))
+			xfree(c->name);
+
+		c->name = strdup(data);
+		if (!c->name)
+			return -1;
+		break;
+	case NFTNL_FLOWTABLE_TABLE:
+		if (c->flags & (1 << NFTNL_FLOWTABLE_TABLE))
+			xfree(c->table);
+
+		c->table = strdup(data);
+		if (!c->table)
+			return -1;
+		break;
+	case NFTNL_FLOWTABLE_HOOKNUM:
+		memcpy(&c->hooknum, data, sizeof(c->hooknum));
+		break;
+	case NFTNL_FLOWTABLE_PRIO:
+		memcpy(&c->prio, data, sizeof(c->prio));
+		break;
+	case NFTNL_FLOWTABLE_FAMILY:
+		memcpy(&c->family, data, sizeof(c->family));
+		break;
+	case NFTNL_FLOWTABLE_DEVICES:
+		dev_array = (const char **)data;
+		while (dev_array[len] != NULL)
+			len++;
+
+		if (c->flags & (1 << NFTNL_FLOWTABLE_DEVICES)) {
+			for (i = 0; i < c->dev_array_len; i++) {
+				xfree(c->dev_array[i]);
+				xfree(c->dev_array);
+			}
+		}
+
+		c->dev_array = calloc(len + 1, sizeof(char *));
+		if (!c->dev_array)
+			return -1;
+
+		for (i = 0; i < len; i++)
+			c->dev_array[i] = strdup(dev_array[i]);
+
+		c->dev_array_len = len;
+		break;
+	}
+	c->flags |= (1 << attr);
+	return 0;
+}
+EXPORT_SYMBOL(nftnl_flowtable_set_data);
+
+void nftnl_flowtable_set(struct nftnl_flowtable *c, uint16_t attr, const void *data)
+{
+	nftnl_flowtable_set_data(c, attr, data, nftnl_flowtable_validate[attr]);
+}
+EXPORT_SYMBOL(nftnl_flowtable_set);
+
+void nftnl_flowtable_set_array(struct nftnl_flowtable *c, uint16_t attr, const char **data)
+{
+	nftnl_flowtable_set_data(c, attr, &data[0], nftnl_flowtable_validate[attr]);
+}
+EXPORT_SYMBOL(nftnl_flowtable_set_array);
+
+void nftnl_flowtable_set_u32(struct nftnl_flowtable *c, uint16_t attr, uint32_t data)
+{
+	nftnl_flowtable_set_data(c, attr, &data, sizeof(uint32_t));
+}
+EXPORT_SYMBOL(nftnl_flowtable_set_u32);
+
+void nftnl_flowtable_set_s32(struct nftnl_flowtable *c, uint16_t attr, int32_t data)
+{
+	nftnl_flowtable_set_data(c, attr, &data, sizeof(int32_t));
+}
+EXPORT_SYMBOL(nftnl_flowtable_set_s32);
+
+int nftnl_flowtable_set_str(struct nftnl_flowtable *c, uint16_t attr, const char *str)
+{
+	return nftnl_flowtable_set_data(c, attr, str, strlen(str) + 1);
+}
+EXPORT_SYMBOL(nftnl_flowtable_set_str);
+
+const void *nftnl_flowtable_get_data(const struct nftnl_flowtable *c,
+				     uint16_t attr, uint32_t *data_len)
+{
+	if (!(c->flags & (1 << attr)))
+		return NULL;
+
+	switch(attr) {
+	case NFTNL_FLOWTABLE_NAME:
+		*data_len = strlen(c->name) + 1;
+		return c->name;
+	case NFTNL_FLOWTABLE_TABLE:
+		*data_len = strlen(c->table) + 1;
+		return c->table;
+	case NFTNL_FLOWTABLE_HOOKNUM:
+		*data_len = sizeof(uint32_t);
+		return &c->hooknum;
+	case NFTNL_FLOWTABLE_PRIO:
+		*data_len = sizeof(int32_t);
+		return &c->prio;
+	case NFTNL_FLOWTABLE_FAMILY:
+		*data_len = sizeof(int32_t);
+		return &c->family;
+	case NFTNL_FLOWTABLE_DEVICES:
+		return &c->dev_array[0];
+	}
+	return NULL;
+}
+EXPORT_SYMBOL(nftnl_flowtable_get_data);
+
+const void *nftnl_flowtable_get(const struct nftnl_flowtable *c, uint16_t attr)
+{
+	uint32_t data_len;
+	return nftnl_flowtable_get_data(c, attr, &data_len);
+}
+EXPORT_SYMBOL(nftnl_flowtable_get);
+
+const char *nftnl_flowtable_get_str(const struct nftnl_flowtable *c, uint16_t attr)
+{
+	return nftnl_flowtable_get(c, attr);
+}
+EXPORT_SYMBOL(nftnl_flowtable_get_str);
+
+uint32_t nftnl_flowtable_get_u32(const struct nftnl_flowtable *c, uint16_t attr)
+{
+	uint32_t data_len;
+	const uint32_t *val = nftnl_flowtable_get_data(c, attr, &data_len);
+
+	nftnl_assert(val, attr, data_len == sizeof(uint32_t));
+
+	return val ? *val : 0;
+}
+EXPORT_SYMBOL(nftnl_flowtable_get_u32);
+
+int32_t nftnl_flowtable_get_s32(const struct nftnl_flowtable *c, uint16_t attr)
+{
+	uint32_t data_len;
+	const int32_t *val = nftnl_flowtable_get_data(c, attr, &data_len);
+
+	nftnl_assert(val, attr, data_len == sizeof(int32_t));
+
+	return val ? *val : 0;
+}
+EXPORT_SYMBOL(nftnl_flowtable_get_s32);
+
+const char **nftnl_flowtable_get_array(const struct nftnl_flowtable *c, uint16_t attr)
+{
+	return (const char **)nftnl_flowtable_get(c, attr);
+}
+EXPORT_SYMBOL(nftnl_flowtable_get_array);
+
+void nftnl_flowtable_nlmsg_build_payload(struct nlmsghdr *nlh,
+					 const struct nftnl_flowtable *c)
+{
+	int i;
+
+	if (c->flags & (1 << NFTNL_FLOWTABLE_TABLE))
+		mnl_attr_put_strz(nlh, NFTA_FLOWTABLE_TABLE, c->table);
+	if (c->flags & (1 << NFTNL_FLOWTABLE_NAME))
+		mnl_attr_put_strz(nlh, NFTA_FLOWTABLE_NAME, c->name);
+	if ((c->flags & (1 << NFTNL_FLOWTABLE_HOOKNUM)) &&
+	    (c->flags & (1 << NFTNL_FLOWTABLE_PRIO))) {
+		struct nlattr *nest;
+
+		nest = mnl_attr_nest_start(nlh, NFTA_FLOWTABLE_HOOK);
+		mnl_attr_put_u32(nlh, NFTA_FLOWTABLE_HOOK_NUM, htonl(c->hooknum));
+		mnl_attr_put_u32(nlh, NFTA_FLOWTABLE_HOOK_PRIORITY, htonl(c->prio));
+		if (c->flags & (1 << NFTNL_FLOWTABLE_DEVICES)) {
+			struct nlattr *nest_dev;
+
+			nest_dev = mnl_attr_nest_start(nlh,
+						       NFTA_FLOWTABLE_HOOK_DEVS);
+			for (i = 0; i < c->dev_array_len; i++)
+				mnl_attr_put_strz(nlh, NFTA_DEVICE_NAME,
+						  c->dev_array[i]);
+			mnl_attr_nest_end(nlh, nest_dev);
+		}
+		mnl_attr_nest_end(nlh, nest);
+	}
+	if (c->flags & (1 << NFTNL_FLOWTABLE_USE))
+		mnl_attr_put_u32(nlh, NFTA_FLOWTABLE_USE, htonl(c->use));
+}
+EXPORT_SYMBOL(nftnl_flowtable_nlmsg_build_payload);
+
+static int nftnl_flowtable_parse_attr_cb(const struct nlattr *attr, void *data)
+{
+	const struct nlattr **tb = data;
+	int type = mnl_attr_get_type(attr);
+
+	if (mnl_attr_type_valid(attr, NFTA_FLOWTABLE_MAX) < 0)
+		return MNL_CB_OK;
+
+	switch(type) {
+	case NFTA_FLOWTABLE_NAME:
+	case NFTA_FLOWTABLE_TABLE:
+		if (mnl_attr_validate(attr, MNL_TYPE_STRING) < 0)
+			abi_breakage();
+		break;
+	case NFTA_FLOWTABLE_HOOK:
+		if (mnl_attr_validate(attr, MNL_TYPE_NESTED) < 0)
+			abi_breakage();
+		break;
+	case NFTA_FLOWTABLE_USE:
+		if (mnl_attr_validate(attr, MNL_TYPE_U32) < 0)
+			abi_breakage();
+		break;
+	}
+
+	tb[type] = attr;
+	return MNL_CB_OK;
+}
+
+static int nftnl_flowtable_parse_hook_cb(const struct nlattr *attr, void *data)
+{
+	const struct nlattr **tb = data;
+	int type = mnl_attr_get_type(attr);
+
+	if (mnl_attr_type_valid(attr, NFTA_FLOWTABLE_HOOK_MAX) < 0)
+		return MNL_CB_OK;
+
+	switch(type) {
+	case NFTA_FLOWTABLE_HOOK_NUM:
+	case NFTA_FLOWTABLE_HOOK_PRIORITY:
+		if (mnl_attr_validate(attr, MNL_TYPE_U32) < 0)
+			abi_breakage();
+		break;
+	case NFTA_FLOWTABLE_HOOK_DEVS:
+		if (mnl_attr_validate(attr, MNL_TYPE_NESTED) < 0)
+			abi_breakage();
+		break;
+	}
+
+	tb[type] = attr;
+	return MNL_CB_OK;
+}
+
+static int nftnl_flowtable_parse_devs(struct nlattr *nest,
+				      struct nftnl_flowtable *c)
+{
+	struct nlattr *attr;
+	char *dev_array[8];
+	int len = 0, i;
+
+	mnl_attr_for_each_nested(attr, nest) {
+		if (mnl_attr_get_type(attr) != NFTA_DEVICE_NAME)
+			return -1;
+		dev_array[len++] = strdup(mnl_attr_get_str(attr));
+		if (len >= 8)
+			break;
+	}
+
+	if (!len)
+		return -1;
+
+	c->dev_array = calloc(len + 1, sizeof(char *));
+	if (!c->dev_array)
+		return -1;
+
+	c->dev_array_len = len;
+
+	for (i = 0; i < len; i++)
+		c->dev_array[i] = strdup(dev_array[i]);
+
+	return 0;
+}
+
+static int nftnl_flowtable_parse_hook(struct nlattr *attr, struct nftnl_flowtable *c)
+{
+	struct nlattr *tb[NFTA_FLOWTABLE_HOOK_MAX + 1] = {};
+	int ret;
+
+	if (mnl_attr_parse_nested(attr, nftnl_flowtable_parse_hook_cb, tb) < 0)
+		return -1;
+
+	if (tb[NFTA_FLOWTABLE_HOOK_NUM]) {
+		c->hooknum = ntohl(mnl_attr_get_u32(tb[NFTA_FLOWTABLE_HOOK_NUM]));
+		c->flags |= (1 << NFTNL_FLOWTABLE_HOOKNUM);
+	}
+	if (tb[NFTA_FLOWTABLE_HOOK_PRIORITY]) {
+		c->prio = ntohl(mnl_attr_get_u32(tb[NFTA_FLOWTABLE_HOOK_PRIORITY]));
+		c->flags |= (1 << NFTNL_FLOWTABLE_PRIO);
+	}
+	if (tb[NFTA_FLOWTABLE_HOOK_DEVS]) {
+		ret = nftnl_flowtable_parse_devs(tb[NFTA_FLOWTABLE_HOOK_DEVS], c);
+		if (ret < 0)
+			return -1;
+		c->flags |= (1 << NFTNL_FLOWTABLE_DEVICES);
+	}
+
+	return 0;
+}
+
+int nftnl_flowtable_nlmsg_parse(const struct nlmsghdr *nlh, struct nftnl_flowtable *c)
+{
+	struct nlattr *tb[NFTA_FLOWTABLE_MAX + 1] = {};
+	struct nfgenmsg *nfg = mnl_nlmsg_get_payload(nlh);
+	int ret = 0;
+
+	if (mnl_attr_parse(nlh, sizeof(*nfg), nftnl_flowtable_parse_attr_cb, tb) < 0)
+		return -1;
+
+	if (tb[NFTA_FLOWTABLE_NAME]) {
+		if (c->flags & (1 << NFTNL_FLOWTABLE_NAME))
+			xfree(c->name);
+		c->name = strdup(mnl_attr_get_str(tb[NFTA_FLOWTABLE_NAME]));
+		if (!c->name)
+			return -1;
+		c->flags |= (1 << NFTNL_FLOWTABLE_NAME);
+	}
+	if (tb[NFTA_FLOWTABLE_TABLE]) {
+		if (c->flags & (1 << NFTNL_FLOWTABLE_TABLE))
+			xfree(c->table);
+		c->table = strdup(mnl_attr_get_str(tb[NFTA_FLOWTABLE_TABLE]));
+		if (!c->table)
+			return -1;
+		c->flags |= (1 << NFTNL_FLOWTABLE_TABLE);
+	}
+	if (tb[NFTA_FLOWTABLE_HOOK]) {
+		ret = nftnl_flowtable_parse_hook(tb[NFTA_FLOWTABLE_HOOK], c);
+		if (ret < 0)
+			return ret;
+	}
+	if (tb[NFTA_FLOWTABLE_USE]) {
+		c->use = ntohl(mnl_attr_get_u32(tb[NFTA_FLOWTABLE_USE]));
+		c->flags |= (1 << NFTNL_FLOWTABLE_USE);
+	}
+
+	c->family = nfg->nfgen_family;
+	c->flags |= (1 << NFTNL_FLOWTABLE_FAMILY);
+
+	return ret;
+}
+EXPORT_SYMBOL(nftnl_flowtable_nlmsg_parse);
+
+static const char *nftnl_hooknum2str(int family, int hooknum)
+{
+	switch (family) {
+	case NFPROTO_IPV4:
+	case NFPROTO_IPV6:
+	case NFPROTO_INET:
+	case NFPROTO_BRIDGE:
+		switch (hooknum) {
+		case NF_INET_PRE_ROUTING:
+			return "prerouting";
+		case NF_INET_LOCAL_IN:
+			return "input";
+		case NF_INET_FORWARD:
+			return "forward";
+		case NF_INET_LOCAL_OUT:
+			return "output";
+		case NF_INET_POST_ROUTING:
+			return "postrouting";
+		}
+		break;
+	case NFPROTO_ARP:
+		switch (hooknum) {
+		case NF_ARP_IN:
+			return "input";
+		case NF_ARP_OUT:
+			return "output";
+		case NF_ARP_FORWARD:
+			return "forward";
+		}
+		break;
+	case NFPROTO_NETDEV:
+		switch (hooknum) {
+		case NF_NETDEV_INGRESS:
+			return "ingress";
+		}
+		break;
+	}
+	return "unknown";
+}
+
+static inline int nftnl_str2hooknum(int family, const char *hook)
+{
+	int hooknum;
+
+	for (hooknum = 0; hooknum < NF_INET_NUMHOOKS; hooknum++) {
+		if (strcmp(hook, nftnl_hooknum2str(family, hooknum)) == 0)
+			return hooknum;
+	}
+	return -1;
+}
+
+#ifdef JSON_PARSING
+static int nftnl_jansson_parse_flowtable(struct nftnl_flowtable *c,
+					 json_t *tree,
+					 struct nftnl_parse_err *err)
+{
+	const char *name, *table, *hooknum_str;
+	int32_t family, prio, hooknum;
+	json_t *root;
+
+	root = nftnl_jansson_get_node(tree, "flowtable", err);
+	if (root == NULL)
+		return -1;
+
+	name = nftnl_jansson_parse_str(root, "name", err);
+	if (name != NULL)
+		nftnl_flowtable_set_str(c, NFTNL_FLOWTABLE_NAME, name);
+
+	if (nftnl_jansson_parse_family(root, &family, err) == 0)
+		nftnl_flowtable_set_u32(c, NFTNL_FLOWTABLE_FAMILY, family);
+
+	table = nftnl_jansson_parse_str(root, "table", err);
+
+	if (table != NULL)
+		nftnl_flowtable_set_str(c, NFTNL_FLOWTABLE_TABLE, table);
+
+	if (nftnl_jansson_node_exist(root, "hooknum")) {
+		if (nftnl_jansson_parse_val(root, "prio", NFTNL_TYPE_S32,
+					  &prio, err) == 0)
+			nftnl_flowtable_set_s32(c, NFTNL_FLOWTABLE_PRIO, prio);
+
+		hooknum_str = nftnl_jansson_parse_str(root, "hooknum", err);
+		if (hooknum_str != NULL) {
+			hooknum = nftnl_str2hooknum(c->family, hooknum_str);
+			if (hooknum == -1)
+				return -1;
+			nftnl_flowtable_set_u32(c, NFTNL_FLOWTABLE_HOOKNUM,
+					       hooknum);
+		}
+	}
+
+	return 0;
+}
+#endif
+
+static int nftnl_flowtable_json_parse(struct nftnl_flowtable *c,
+				      const void *json,
+				      struct nftnl_parse_err *err,
+				      enum nftnl_parse_input input)
+{
+#ifdef JSON_PARSING
+	json_t *tree;
+	json_error_t error;
+	int ret;
+
+	tree = nftnl_jansson_create_root(json, &error, err, input);
+	if (tree == NULL)
+		return -1;
+
+	ret = nftnl_jansson_parse_flowtable(c, tree, err);
+
+	nftnl_jansson_free_root(tree);
+
+	return ret;
+#else
+	errno = EOPNOTSUPP;
+	return -1;
+#endif
+}
+
+static int nftnl_flowtable_do_parse(struct nftnl_flowtable *c,
+				    enum nftnl_parse_type type,
+				    const void *data,
+				    struct nftnl_parse_err *err,
+				    enum nftnl_parse_input input)
+{
+	int ret;
+	struct nftnl_parse_err perr = {};
+
+	switch (type) {
+	case NFTNL_PARSE_JSON:
+		ret = nftnl_flowtable_json_parse(c, data, &perr, input);
+		break;
+	case NFTNL_PARSE_XML:
+	default:
+		ret = -1;
+		errno = EOPNOTSUPP;
+		break;
+	}
+
+	if (err != NULL)
+		*err = perr;
+
+	return ret;
+}
+
+int nftnl_flowtable_parse(struct nftnl_flowtable *c, enum nftnl_parse_type type,
+			  const char *data, struct nftnl_parse_err *err)
+{
+	return nftnl_flowtable_do_parse(c, type, data, err, NFTNL_PARSE_BUFFER);
+}
+EXPORT_SYMBOL(nftnl_flowtable_parse);
+
+int nftnl_flowtable_parse_file(struct nftnl_flowtable *c,
+			       enum nftnl_parse_type type,
+			       FILE *fp, struct nftnl_parse_err *err)
+{
+	return nftnl_flowtable_do_parse(c, type, fp, err, NFTNL_PARSE_FILE);
+}
+EXPORT_SYMBOL(nftnl_flowtable_parse_file);
+
+static int nftnl_flowtable_export(char *buf, size_t size,
+				  const struct nftnl_flowtable *c, int type)
+{
+	NFTNL_BUF_INIT(b, buf, size);
+
+	nftnl_buf_open(&b, type, CHAIN);
+	if (c->flags & (1 << NFTNL_FLOWTABLE_NAME))
+		nftnl_buf_str(&b, type, c->name, NAME);
+	if (c->flags & (1 << NFTNL_FLOWTABLE_TABLE))
+		nftnl_buf_str(&b, type, c->table, TABLE);
+	if (c->flags & (1 << NFTNL_FLOWTABLE_FAMILY))
+		nftnl_buf_str(&b, type, nftnl_family2str(c->family), FAMILY);
+	if (c->flags & (1 << NFTNL_FLOWTABLE_USE))
+		nftnl_buf_u32(&b, type, c->use, USE);
+	if (c->flags & (1 << NFTNL_FLOWTABLE_HOOKNUM)) {
+		if (c->flags & (1 << NFTNL_FLOWTABLE_HOOKNUM))
+			nftnl_buf_str(&b, type, nftnl_hooknum2str(c->family,
+					 c->hooknum), HOOKNUM);
+		if (c->flags & (1 << NFTNL_FLOWTABLE_PRIO))
+			nftnl_buf_s32(&b, type, c->prio, PRIO);
+	}
+
+	nftnl_buf_close(&b, type, CHAIN);
+
+	return nftnl_buf_done(&b);
+}
+
+static int nftnl_flowtable_snprintf_default(char *buf, size_t size,
+					    const struct nftnl_flowtable *c)
+{
+	int ret, remain = size, offset = 0, i;
+
+	ret = snprintf(buf, remain, "flow table %s %s use %u",
+		       c->table, c->name, c->use);
+	SNPRINTF_BUFFER_SIZE(ret, remain, offset);
+
+	if (c->flags & (1 << NFTNL_FLOWTABLE_HOOKNUM)) {
+		ret = snprintf(buf + offset, remain, " hook %s prio %d",
+			       nftnl_hooknum2str(c->family, c->hooknum),
+			       c->prio);
+		SNPRINTF_BUFFER_SIZE(ret, remain, offset);
+
+		if (c->flags & (1 << NFTNL_FLOWTABLE_DEVICES)) {
+			ret = snprintf(buf + offset, remain, " dev { ");
+			SNPRINTF_BUFFER_SIZE(ret, remain, offset);
+
+			for (i = 0; i < c->dev_array_len; i++) {
+				ret = snprintf(buf + offset, remain, " %s ",
+					       c->dev_array[i]);
+				SNPRINTF_BUFFER_SIZE(ret, remain, offset);
+			}
+			ret = snprintf(buf + offset, remain, " } ");
+			SNPRINTF_BUFFER_SIZE(ret, remain, offset);
+		}
+	}
+
+	return offset;
+}
+
+static int nftnl_flowtable_cmd_snprintf(char *buf, size_t size,
+					const struct nftnl_flowtable *c,
+					uint32_t cmd, uint32_t type,
+					uint32_t flags)
+{
+	int ret, remain = size, offset = 0;
+
+	ret = nftnl_cmd_header_snprintf(buf + offset, remain, cmd, type, flags);
+	SNPRINTF_BUFFER_SIZE(ret, remain, offset);
+
+	switch (type) {
+	case NFTNL_OUTPUT_DEFAULT:
+		ret = nftnl_flowtable_snprintf_default(buf + offset, remain, c);
+		break;
+	case NFTNL_OUTPUT_XML:
+	case NFTNL_OUTPUT_JSON:
+		ret = nftnl_flowtable_export(buf + offset, remain, c, type);
+		break;
+	default:
+		return -1;
+	}
+
+	SNPRINTF_BUFFER_SIZE(ret, remain, offset);
+
+	ret = nftnl_cmd_footer_snprintf(buf + offset, remain, cmd, type, flags);
+	SNPRINTF_BUFFER_SIZE(ret, remain, offset);
+
+	return offset;
+}
+
+int nftnl_flowtable_snprintf(char *buf, size_t size, const struct nftnl_flowtable *c,
+			 uint32_t type, uint32_t flags)
+{
+	if (size)
+		buf[0] = '\0';
+
+	return nftnl_flowtable_cmd_snprintf(buf, size, c, nftnl_flag2cmd(flags),
+					    type, flags);
+}
+EXPORT_SYMBOL(nftnl_flowtable_snprintf);
+
+static int nftnl_flowtable_do_snprintf(char *buf, size_t size, const void *c,
+				   uint32_t cmd, uint32_t type, uint32_t flags)
+{
+	return nftnl_flowtable_snprintf(buf, size, c, type, flags);
+}
+
+int nftnl_flowtable_fprintf(FILE *fp, const struct nftnl_flowtable *c,
+			    uint32_t type, uint32_t flags)
+{
+	return nftnl_fprintf(fp, c, NFTNL_CMD_UNSPEC, type, flags,
+			   nftnl_flowtable_do_snprintf);
+}
+EXPORT_SYMBOL(nftnl_flowtable_fprintf);
+
+struct nftnl_flowtable_list {
+	struct list_head list;
+};
+
+struct nftnl_flowtable_list *nftnl_flowtable_list_alloc(void)
+{
+	struct nftnl_flowtable_list *list;
+
+	list = calloc(1, sizeof(struct nftnl_flowtable_list));
+	if (list == NULL)
+		return NULL;
+
+	INIT_LIST_HEAD(&list->list);
+
+	return list;
+}
+EXPORT_SYMBOL(nftnl_flowtable_list_alloc);
+
+void nftnl_flowtable_list_free(struct nftnl_flowtable_list *list)
+{
+	struct nftnl_flowtable *s, *tmp;
+
+	list_for_each_entry_safe(s, tmp, &list->list, head) {
+		list_del(&s->head);
+		nftnl_flowtable_free(s);
+	}
+	xfree(list);
+}
+EXPORT_SYMBOL(nftnl_flowtable_list_free);
+
+int nftnl_flowtable_list_is_empty(const struct nftnl_flowtable_list *list)
+{
+	return list_empty(&list->list);
+}
+EXPORT_SYMBOL(nftnl_flowtable_list_is_empty);
+
+void nftnl_flowtable_list_add(struct nftnl_flowtable *s,
+			      struct nftnl_flowtable_list *list)
+{
+	list_add(&s->head, &list->list);
+}
+EXPORT_SYMBOL(nftnl_flowtable_list_add);
+
+void nftnl_flowtable_list_add_tail(struct nftnl_flowtable *s,
+				   struct nftnl_flowtable_list *list)
+{
+	list_add_tail(&s->head, &list->list);
+}
+EXPORT_SYMBOL(nftnl_flowtable_list_add_tail);
+
+void nftnl_flowtable_list_del(struct nftnl_flowtable *s)
+{
+	list_del(&s->head);
+}
+EXPORT_SYMBOL(nftnl_flowtable_list_del);
+
+int nftnl_flowtable_list_foreach(struct nftnl_flowtable_list *flowtable_list,
+				 int (*cb)(struct nftnl_flowtable *t, void *data), void *data)
+{
+	struct nftnl_flowtable *cur, *tmp;
+	int ret;
+
+	list_for_each_entry_safe(cur, tmp, &flowtable_list->list, head) {
+		ret = cb(cur, data);
+		if (ret < 0)
+			return ret;
+	}
+	return 0;
+}
+EXPORT_SYMBOL(nftnl_flowtable_list_foreach);
diff --git a/src/libnftnl.map b/src/libnftnl.map
index d59e80269604..cfe74e2aebfc 100644
--- a/src/libnftnl.map
+++ b/src/libnftnl.map
@@ -311,3 +311,34 @@  local: *;
 LIBNFTNL_6 {
   nftnl_expr_fprintf;
 } LIBNFTNL_5;
+
+LIBNFTNL_7 {
+  nftnl_flowtable_alloc;
+  nftnl_flowtable_free;
+  nftnl_flowtable_is_set;
+  nftnl_flowtable_unset;
+  nftnl_flowtable_set;
+  nftnl_flowtable_set_u32;
+  nftnl_flowtable_set_s32;
+  nftnl_flowtable_set_array;
+  nftnl_flowtable_set_str;
+  nftnl_flowtable_get;
+  nftnl_flowtable_get_u32;
+  nftnl_flowtable_get_s32;
+  nftnl_flowtable_get_array;
+  nftnl_flowtable_get_str;
+  nftnl_flowtable_parse;
+  nftnl_flowtable_parse_file;
+  nftnl_flowtable_snprintf;
+  nftnl_flowtable_fprintf;
+  nftnl_flowtable_nlmsg_build_payload;
+  nftnl_flowtable_nlmsg_parse;
+  nftnl_flowtable_list_alloc;
+  nftnl_flowtable_list_free;
+  nftnl_flowtable_list_is_empty;
+  nftnl_flowtable_list_add;
+  nftnl_flowtable_list_add_tail;
+  nftnl_flowtable_list_del;
+  nftnl_flowtable_list_foreach;
+
+} LIBNFTNL_6;