Re: ipt_ROUTE loopback

From: Jon Masters
Date: Thu Nov 17 2005 - 20:13:04 EST

On 11/17/05, Willy Tarreau <willy@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> You missed this page... :-)

Excellent, as I hoped.

> You need to use Julian Anastasov's "send-to-self" patch from
> The problem is not with ipt_route, but with the local addresses. If you
> want the packet to go out, you need to remove the local route for the
> destination. The packet will then go out, but when it will come back,
> the system won't take it because its destination won't match a local
> route. Try "ip r l t local" to see what I mean.

Yes. But the ROUTE target could also do this if I hacked up its route
function. I realised the problem was in the local routing table (as I
mentioned earlier) but it looks like this patch will save me
re-implementing yet another wheel.


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