[Bug 63] New: fwmark loopback routing issue

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Sat, 15 Mar 2003 16:34:08 +0100


           Summary: fwmark loopback routing issue
           Product: netfilter/iptables
           Version: linux-2.4.x
          Platform: i386
        OS/Version: RedHat Linux
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: ip_tables (kernel)
        AssignedTo: laforge@netfilter.org
        ReportedBy: imitev@obs.bg
                CC: netfilter-buglog@lists.netfilter.org


summary: setting a fwmark in the INPUT chain of mangle makes ping echo-replies
go into the lo device.

network structure:

                   cisco rtr
                 / (.61/30)  \ (.125/30)
                /             \
               / .(62)         \ (.126)
           lnx rtr           cisco rtr
              / (.49/29)        \ .(.113/29)
             /                   \
            A (.50)               B (.114)

when i try to ping B from A, i get no reply; but tcpdump on B (on all ifs) gives: > icmp: echo request (DF) [tos 0x30] > icmp: echo reply [tos 0x30]

!! .114 > .114 !!; tcpdump on B on lo dev confirms that the echo-reply goes to
the lo device and is not sent back to A.

strange thing: i get the same behavior pinging A from B. but when i ping from an
"outside" host in the internet, everything works. moreover, i get this only for
icmp. eg. ssh A<->B works. really strange.

A and B machines were running 2.4.20 custom kernel with iptables 1.2.7a, + IMQ
patch; they are ipsec gws; thinking it was maybe a kernel or ipsec problem, i
reverted to the stock rh kernel (2.4.18-5); but still with the same problem

after playing with routes and iptables, i found that doing :

(everything flushed and cleaned, filter accepts everything, no nat, etc.)

iptables -t mangle -A INPUT -j MARK --set-mark 1

"breaks" the echo-reply, sending things into the lo and mangling the dst address
into the local one

however, no prob when marking is done elsewhere (eg. in PREROUTING)

any clue ? i spent a whole afternoon on it, but i didn't find any error in my
network settings...

i can provide more details if needed

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