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Date:   Tue, 5 Dec 2017 19:14:59 -0800
From:   Kevin Cernekee <>
To:     David Ahern <>
Cc:, "Berg, Johannes" <>,,
Subject: Re: [PATCH] netlink: Add netns check on taps

On Tue, Dec 5, 2017 at 6:19 PM, David Ahern <> wrote:
>> +     if (!net_eq(dev_net(dev), sock_net(sk)) &&
>> +         !net_eq(dev_net(dev), &init_net)) {
> Why is init_net special? Seems like snooping should be limited to the
> namespace you are in.

Depends how important it is to preserve the current "typical use case"
behavior, where the root user in the init netns can see all netlink
traffic on the system.

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