Re: a couple of comments on xfrm

From: David S. Miller
Date: Tue Mar 30 2004 - 22:16:17 EST


On Tue, 30 Mar 2004 11:18:51 +0200
John Williams Floroiu <floroiu@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Brian and me were discussing offline about the issue of structuring
> the policies in a better way than a list, so that some kind of
> automation in dealing with them would be possible.
>
> The basic question that we tried to find an answer to was what should
> be done if more a datagram matches more policies and more specifically
> how the "best" policy in the SPD rather the first policy in the SPD
> list could be determined.

Like for firewalling, people want an ordered list.

When adding/deleting policies, order can be imposed using priorities,
but other than that 'first match in list' is the thing to do.
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