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Use IPv6 SAS algorithm for reflected ICMPv6 datagrams in NAT64

Authored by ae on Mon, Dec 2, 11:39 AM.



NAT64 module uses own icmp6_reflect() function to be able make better accounting and use deferred and direct output.
It has used destination IPv6 address as source for reflected ICMPv6 datagrams. This mostly works, but can confuse some software.
E.g. traceroute's output looks wired.

[me@mylaptop ~]traceroute6 -w1 -n 64:ff9b::
traceroute6 to 64:ff9b:: (64:ff9b::808:808) from 2001:67c:64:49:a421:5045:508d:495a, 64 hops max, 12 byte packets
 1  64:ff9b::808:808  1.732 ms  2.166 ms  2.198 ms
 2  64:ff9b::c100:605  2.131 ms  2.308 ms  3.216 ms
 3  64:ff9b::50f9:d0f7  3.115 ms  4.114 ms  3.657 ms
 4  64:ff9b::6caa:f1c1  3.892 ms
    64:ff9b::6caa:f1a1  4.034 ms  5.465 ms
 5  64:ff9b::6caa:ec87  5.895 ms
    64:ff9b::480e:eef5  4.412 ms
    64:ff9b::d8ef:310d  4.358 ms
 6  64:ff9b::808:808  4.418 ms  3.498 ms  3.247 ms

This patch add:

  • ability use standard method to select source address for such datagrams
  • honor IP_STEALTH kernel option and don't decrement TTL/HLIM

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ae created this revision.Mon, Dec 2, 11:39 AM
melifaro added inline comments.

Do we want it to be const? I'd expect it to be determined based on the V_ipstealth value.


Worth referencing RFC 4443 2.2 just in case?


RFC 4443 2.2b: "the Source Address of the ICMPv6 packet MUST be a unicast address belonging to the node"


Nit: why explicit false? style(9) doesn't require that

melifaro added inline comments.Mon, Dec 2, 12:59 PM

Worth having another variable ("photo") for the result?

ae updated this revision to Diff 65455.Tue, Dec 10, 1:19 PM

Update the patch.

Since ipstealth can be turned off/on in run-time, use the pointer to
specific kernel variable.
Initialize them explicitly for direct case, since variables are virtualized.

ae marked 3 inline comments as done.Tue, Dec 10, 1:21 PM
melifaro accepted this revision.Tue, Dec 10, 1:34 PM
This revision is now accepted and ready to land.Tue, Dec 10, 1:34 PM