[Bridge] mac table updates

Stephen Hemminger shemminger at osdl.org
Thu Jul 28 21:33:02 PDT 2005

On Thu, 28 Jul 2005 16:23:43 -0700
Dirk Morris <dmorris at metaloft.com> wrote:

> I think the new mac ageing (sometime since may be too
> aggressive. Now it updates the table at a much later time, with a
> comment in the code that leads me to believe
> this is to prevent counting spoofed packets and a DOS.
> My problem is that the update occurs after the netfilter hooks which
> may do weird things to change the course of the packet so that it
> does not get counted.
> (in my case, redirecting, queueing to userspace, nonlocally bound 
> sockets, etc).
> For me this causes packets to go spewing out on the wrong interface
> when the timer expires.
> I used the attached patch to revert back to the old method.
> -Dirk

If you are whacking the source address, that seems wrong.  The fix for
that would be to copy the original source address somewhere, then
extract it back afterwards.

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