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Date:      Tue, 17 Aug 2004 13:01:14 -0700 (PDT)
From:      Kelly Yancey <>
To:        Patrick Tracanelli <>
Subject:   Re: FWD under bridged enviroment...
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On Mon, 16 Aug 2004, Patrick Tracanelli wrote:

> Should the fwd action work with the code revision available today under
> 5_2 branch (5.2.1-RELEASE-p8)?
> The enviroment is xl0 and xl1 bridged in the sabe cluster, ahd xl2
> available only to host registered IP and be available online. The fwd
> action fordwards to the same machine...
> bridged firewalling is enabled, the interesting thing is that the fwd
> rule counts packets and bytes as usual, but the forwarded port gets no
> action.. (ie, no connection is logged);
> other behaviour is that if I get only the fwd rule that fordwards to
> somewhere not available, usually the traffic gets stopped (obviously,
> since they are forwarded to somewhere and gets nothing there) but under
> this bridged setup the traffic stills flows, as if there were no fwd
> rule (but it is still counting packets)...
> any clue? :)
> I remember code were available to allow fwd under bridged enviroment, I
> want to know if it was commited and is supposed to work :}

  I believe I've mentioned having code to implement fwd for IPv4 packets
filtered from ether_input (  Unfortunately, the
patches are against 4.10.  If someone else doesn't implement it before
then, I plan on porting the functionality to 6-current (and then backport
to 5-stable) after 5.3 is released.


Kelly Yancey  --  kbyanc@{,}  --

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