sctp: Sysctl configuration for IPv4 Address Scoping
authorBhaskar Dutta <bhaskie@gmail.com>
Thu, 3 Sep 2009 11:55:47 +0000 (16:55 +0530)
committerVlad Yasevich <vladislav.yasevich@hp.com>
Fri, 4 Sep 2009 22:21:01 +0000 (18:21 -0400)
commit723884339f90a9c420783135168cc1045750eb5d
treec8538602e56f2310470b0970bf121a1000313401
parent8da645e101a8c20c6073efda3c7cc74eec01b87f
sctp: Sysctl configuration for IPv4 Address Scoping

This patch introduces a new sysctl option to make IPv4 Address Scoping
configurable <draft-stewart-tsvwg-sctp-ipv4-00.txt>.

In networking environments where DNAT rules in iptables prerouting
chains convert destination IP's to link-local/private IP addresses,
SCTP connections fail to establish as the INIT chunk is dropped by the
kernel due to address scope match failure.
For example to support overlapping IP addresses (same IP address with
different vlan id) a Layer-5 application listens on link local IP's,
and there is a DNAT rule that maps the destination IP to a link local
IP. Such applications never get the SCTP INIT if the address-scoping
draft is strictly followed.

This sysctl configuration allows SCTP to function in such
unconventional networking environments.

Sysctl options:
0 - Disable IPv4 address scoping draft altogether
1 - Enable IPv4 address scoping (default, current behavior)
2 - Enable address scoping but allow IPv4 private addresses in init/init-ack
3 - Enable address scoping but allow IPv4 link local address in init/init-ack

Signed-off-by: Bhaskar Dutta <bhaskar.dutta@globallogic.com>
Signed-off-by: Vlad Yasevich <vladislav.yasevich@hp.com>
Documentation/networking/ip-sysctl.txt
include/net/sctp/constants.h
include/net/sctp/structs.h
net/sctp/bind_addr.c
net/sctp/protocol.c
net/sctp/sysctl.c