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Re: [libvirt] [PATCH] nwfilter: enable bridge netfilter calls via proc filesystem

On 09/22/2010 12:19 PM, Stefan Berger wrote:
On a recent installation of FC13, the filtering of IP/IPv6 using
iptables/ip6tables traffic did not work since the proc filesystem
entries /proc/sys/net/bridge/bridge-nf-call-iptables and
/proc/sys/net/bridge/bridge-nf-call-ip6tables contained a zero each and
no traffic went into the FORWARD chain. The patch below makes sure that
if iptables or ip6tables are being used by the nwfilter driver that a
'1' is written into the relevant proc filesystem entry so that the
traffic goes into the FORWARD chain.

Do we have to worry about a minimum kernel version where these /proc/sys files are guaranteed to exist?

virBufferVSprintf(buf,"%s -N " VIRT_IN_CHAIN CMD_SEPARATOR
+ "echo 1 > %s" CMD_SEPARATOR,

Not introduced by this patch, but shouldn't you be checking individual commands for appropriate exit status? And with this particular patch, what happens when a successful exit status of 'echo 1 >file' masks an earlier failure of the iptables_cmd?

Eric Blake   eblake redhat com    +1-801-349-2682
Libvirt virtualization library http://libvirt.org

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