CURRENT: ipfw: problems with timeouts and worse network performance
zakharov.vv at gmail.com
Fri May 20 14:31:27 UTC 2016
On Fri, May 20, 2016, Jan Bramkamp wrote:
> On 20/05/16 15:51, Vladimir Zakharov wrote:
> > On Fri, May 20, 2016, Jan Bramkamp wrote:
> >> On 20/05/16 14:54, Vladimir Zakharov wrote:
> >>> Hello
> >>> On Fri, May 20, 2016, O. Hartmann wrote:
> >>>> I reported earlier about broken pipes in ssh sessions to remote hosts,
> >>>> which occur on an erratic basis. i'm investigating this problem now and
> >>>> it seems that it is also ipfw-related, but I'm not sure. This problem
> >>>> is present since a couple of weeks now.
> >>> Maybe this could help...
> >>> I've also experienced problems with broken pipes in ssh sessions some
> >>> time ago. Setting in sysctl.conf
> >>> net.inet.ip.fw.dyn_ack_lifetime=3600
> >>> fixed problem for me. I didn't experiment with the value though. So,
> >>> possibly, changing default value (300s) to 1 hour is overkill :).
> >> By default the OpenSSH SSH client is configured to use TCP keepalives.
> >> Those should produce enough packets at a short enough interval to keep
> >> the dynamic IPFW state established.
> >> Does your traffic pass through libalias?
> > I guess not. How can I be sure?
> Libalias is used by ipfw and the old userland natd to implement IPv4
> NAT. It requires unmodified access to all packets including their
> headers. LRO and TSO coalesce packets to reduce save CPU time but the
> process is loses some of the information required by libalias. Unless
> your ruleset uses ipfw in-kernel NAT or diverts traffic to natd you
> don't have to worry about libalias.
> Use `kldstat -v | grep libalias` to check for libalias in the running
> kernel and `pgrep natd` to search for running natd instances.
Surely, I do not use NAT (and libalias):
root at vzakharov:~ # kldstat -v | grep libalias
root at vzakharov:~ # pgrep natd
I use GENERIC-NODEBUG kernel (r300138) with ipfw module. And
'workstation' firewall type.
Regards, | "In theory there is no difference between theory
Vladimir Zakharov | and practice. In practice there is."- Yogi Berra
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