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Date:      Fri, 7 Dec 2012 11:06:56 +0100
From:      Luigi Rizzo <rizzo@iet.unipi.it>
To:        "Finlayson, James" <jmfinla@lps.umd.edu>
Cc:        "freebsd-ipfw@freebsd.org" <freebsd-ipfw@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: Linux ipfw sysctl equivalents
Message-ID:  <20121207100656.GB32402@onelab2.iet.unipi.it>
In-Reply-To: <3E9C7E247905FE44A1556F1E7B959E7604C4D23768@cec-exch.cec.lps.gov>
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On Thu, Dec 06, 2012 at 10:03:00AM -0500, Finlayson, James wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm trying to build a dummynet box on linux (Centos 6.3).   I have a bridge created that properly forwards packets, however I cannot seem to alter their behavior with ipfw pipes.  I've used dummynet on FreeBSD without issue, but I can't seem to find a Linux equivalent to the following two sysctl commands that will allow me to send bridged packets through ipfw.
> 
>      net.link.ether.ipfw: 0
>              Controls whether layer-2 packets are passed to ipfw.  Default is
>              no.
> 
>      net.link.bridge.ipfw: 0
>              Controls whether bridged packets are passed to ipfw.  Default is
>              no.

there is no equivalent, the dummynet version on linux only works
at layer3 (attached to the pfilter hooks). Probably it can be
made to work at a lower layer but i am not sure how.

Other FreeBSD sysctl are remapped to /sys/module/ipfw_mod/parameters/*
and accessible with regular filesystem read/write calls

cheers
luigi



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