Re: rp_filter || log_martians doesn't work as expected

From: Andi Kleen (
Date: Wed Feb 07 2001 - 10:17:39 EST

On Wed, Feb 07, 2001 at 04:33:50PM +0200, Theodor Milkov wrote:
> ---> cut <---
> rp_filter - INTEGER
> 2 - do source validation by reversed path, as specified in RFC1812
> Recommended option for single homed hosts and stub network
> routers. Could cause troubles for complicated (not loop free)
> networks running a slow unreliable protocol (sort of RIP),
> or using static routes.
> 1 - (DEFAULT) Weaker form of RP filtering: drop all the packets
> that look as sourced at a directly connected interface, but
> were input from another interface.
> 0 - No source validation.
> NOTE: do not disable this option! All BSD derived routing software
> (sort of gated, routed etc. etc.) is confused by such packets,
> even if they are valid. When enabled it also prevents ip spoofing
> in some limited fashion.
> NOTE: this option is turned on per default only when ip_forwarding
> is on. For non-forwarding hosts it doesn't make much sense and
> makes some legal multihoming configurations impossible.
> ---> cut <---
> Since I'm not a native english speaker, may be I'm interpreting it in wrong
> way. Please correct me if it's not like that.

The documentation is out of date, the '2' never reached an released kernel.
Everything != 0 is equal to 1.

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