Kern/73129 and 5.3-STABLE

Gleb Smirnoff glebius at
Thu Feb 10 02:35:43 PST 2005

On Thu, Feb 10, 2005 at 11:27:35AM +0100, Andre Oppermann wrote:
A> > On Wed, Feb 09, 2005 at 09:48:18PM +0100, Andre Oppermann wrote:
A> > A> The problem is with locally generated packets which go the wrong way.
A> > A> This gets nasty when the box has to generate some path MTU discovery
A> > A> ICMP message and such.  What I implemented is the correct thing to do
A> > A> and prevents foot-shooting.  On the other hand it prevents people from
A> > A> forwarding local ports and such.  Both sides of the coin have merit
A> > A> and there is no easy deciding between them or obvious right or wrong
A> > A> choice.
A> > 
A> > If it will fix said PR but break forwarding of local ports, then this is
A> > not acceptable. In this case we will have another PRs in short period.
A> I didn't say that, did I?

Pardon, I probably misunderstood "On the other hand it prevents people from
forwarding local ports and such".
What did you mean here?

Totus tuus, Glebius.

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