Cleanest way to deal with loopback interface?

Jason Opperisano opie at
Thu Apr 14 04:43:06 CEST 2005

On Wed, Apr 13, 2005 at 08:32:56PM -0500, Taylor Grant wrote:
> >yeah--somewhere around line 1434 of:
> >
> >  /usr/src/linux-2.4.28/net/ipv4/route.c
> >
> >on the machine i'm looking at.
> Do you have any idea where the corresponding code would be in the 2.6 
> kernel?  I was not aware that such a filter did exist.  Personally I'd like 
> a way to turn it off and set up my firewall the way that I want.  IMHO this 
> could be considered a hidden bug.

same file (/usr/src/linux-2.6.11/net/ipv4/route.c) around line 1583.

considering this a "hidden bug" might be a bit bold of you...IMHO.


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