Re: [PATCHv5 net-next 10/10] openvswitch: Allow attaching helpers to ct action

From: Thomas Graf
Date: Tue Aug 25 2015 - 14:33:12 EST

On 08/24/15 at 05:32pm, Joe Stringer wrote:
> Add support for using conntrack helpers to assist protocol detection.
> The new OVS_CT_ATTR_HELPER attribute of the CT action specifies a helper
> to be used for this connection. If no helper is specified, then helpers
> will be automatically applied as per the sysctl configuration of
> net.netfilter.nf_conntrack_helper.
> The helper may be specified as part of the conntrack action, eg:
> ct(helper=ftp). Initial packets for related connections should be
> committed to allow later packets for the flow to be considered
> established.
> Example ovs-ofctl flows allowing FTP connections from ports 1->2:
> in_port=1,tcp,action=ct(helper=ftp,commit),2
> in_port=2,tcp,ct_state=-trk,action=ct(recirc)
> in_port=2,tcp,ct_state=+trk-new+est,action=1
> in_port=2,tcp,ct_state=+trk+rel,action=1

Not subject to this patch but we may want to revisit the syntax of the
state flags. It's neatly compressed like this but ct_state=untracked
ct_state=related might be more readable. The +trk should be implicit
for anything !untracked

> Signed-off-by: Joe Stringer <joestringer@xxxxxxxxxx>

Acked-by: Thomas Graf <tgraf@xxxxxxx>
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