[Bug 730] DHCP request (and other?) traffic bypasses iptables/netfilter

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Wed Jul 27 20:13:10 CEST 2011


Robert Lange <rcl24 at drexel.edu> changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
             Status|NEW                         |RESOLVED
         Resolution|                            |INVALID

--- Comment #4 from Robert Lange <rcl24 at drexel.edu>  2011-07-27 20:13:10 ---
Per Mark Andrews of isc.org:

"DHCP uses packet filters and these tie into the IP stack before the

A different topic, but the explanation is also relevant here:


Apparently dhcpd uses raw sockets to maximize its robustness and reliability in
dealing with DHCP.  Also, it uses as a fallback a UDP socket, and it was the
packets to this fallback that iptables was dropping.

So, if your DHCP server operates on the same machine as your firewall, don't
expect your firewall to stop traffic to it.

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