Re: Problems Receiving UDP Broadcasts on Some Versions of Linux

From: Eric Dumazet
Date: Mon Jan 25 2010 - 03:10:46 EST

Le 25/01/2010 08:27, Curt Sampson a écrit :
> I'm posting this here because it smells as if it may be something
> a where a kernel network code developer might just say, "oh yeah,
> obviously your problem is this."
> I'm not subscribed to this list, so please cc me on any replies. (The
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> The short summary is that on two very similar servers on the same
> network, an application that listens for broadcast UDP packets on a
> given port works fine on the Ubuntu 8.04/Linux 2.6.24-26-server box but
> does not receive the packets on the Ubuntu 9.04/Linux 2.6.28-17-server
> box. I have confirmed that tcpdump sees identical packets being received
> on both hosts.
> Did something change between these two kernel revisions that I need to
> listen differently?
> Full details, including sample code, are available at:
> Thanks for any help you can give me. Even if you're not sure, but have
> clues I should consider following up, feel free to e-mail me. I'm
> also happy to take pointers to kernel code I should read, if there's
> enlightenment there.
> cjs

Hi Curt

Could you post a sample of tcpdump trafic you receive on the 9.04 host, and your network config ?
"ifconfig -a"
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