[lvs-users] Fixing the Martian Packet issue on LVS-DR

Khosrow Ebrahimpour khosrow.ebrahimpour at ssc-spc.gc.ca
Tue Oct 8 21:15:11 BST 2013

On Monday, October 07, 2013 08:14:13 PM Dennis Jacobfeuerborn wrote:
> On 07.10.2013 19:46, Khosrow Ebrahimpour wrote:
> For a while now there is a setting 
> /proc/sys/net/ipv4/conf/*/accept_local that should solve this at least 
> in theory:
> accept_local - BOOLEAN
> 	Accept packets with local source addresses. In combination
> 	with suitable routing, this can be used to direct packets
> 	between two local interfaces over the wire and have them
> 	accepted properly.
> 	rp_filter must be set to a non-zero value in order for
> 	accept_local to have an effect.
> 	default FALSE
> When I tried this however I ended up with 100% cpu usage as the packets 
> apparently ended up in some a routing loop of some kind.
> If anyone has an idea how to make this work I would be interested in 
> hearing about it as well.
> Regards,
>    Dennis

The accept_local kernel parameter did the trick, thank you Dennis.

However what's interesting is that the rp_filter value is zero and everything is functioning correctly.

net.ipv4.conf.vlan2.rp_filter = 0
net.ipv4.conf.vlan2.accept_local = 1


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