[lvs-users] Port mapping with LVS-DR using fwmark

Julian Anastasov ja at ssi.bg
Wed Jan 29 07:59:13 GMT 2014


On Tue, 28 Jan 2014, Jacoby Hickerson wrote:

> Thanks Julian this helps me understand it a lot better.  Are you suggesting
> using masquerading method? That isn't an ideal option for me unless of
> course it is the only option.
> To see how much further I could get using DR, I removed the redirect and
> added the following to both real servers:
> iptables -t nat -A PREROUTING -p tcp -m tcp --destination
> --dport 80 -j DNAT --to-destination

	You do not need REDIRECT rule on the director, use
masquerading method for the local RIP1 and DR method for
RIP2. Use REDIRECT on real server 2. For example:

# DNAT by IPVS: VIP:80 -> RIP1:50000
ipvsadm -a -f 100 -r -w 100 -m

# DR as before: VIP:80 sent as VIP:80 to nexthop
ipvsadm -a -f 100 -r -w 100

	Then add REDIRECT or the above DNAT only on
real server 2 ( By this way traffic from
real server 2 will not go to client via director.

	As you notice, the problem you are now facing
is that from client point of view, the remote port is 80
and real server 2 does not alter it in replies.
Real server 2 can return only with the port it
received. That is why the DNAT/REDIRECT for port
should happen on the real server and not on director.
Otherwise, we have to send replies via director for
proper assignment of port but it is something we
try to avoid.

> After the DNAT update it now sends packets to the real server 2, however the
> port is not what the client expects. 
> The problem is that the real server 2 receives packets on the port mapped
> port 50000 instead of port 80.


Julian Anastasov <ja at ssi.bg>

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