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Date:	Thu, 13 Dec 2007 13:06:00 -0200
From:	Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <>
To:	"David S. Miller" <>
	Gerrit Renker <>,
	Ian McDonald <>,
	Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <>
Subject: [PATCH 07/12] [DCCP]: Add (missing) option parsing to request_sock processing

From: Gerrit Renker <>

This adds option-parsing code to processing of Acks in the listening state
on request_socks on the server, serving two purposes
 (i)  resolves a FIXME (removed);
 (ii) paves the way for feature-negotiation during connection-setup.

There is an intended subtlety here with regard to dccp_check_req:

 Parsing options happens only after testing whether the received packet is
 a retransmitted Request.  Otherwise, if the Request contained (a possibly
 large number of) feature-negotiation options, recomputing state would have to
 happen each time a retransmitted Request arrives, which opens the door to an
 easy DoS attack.  Since in a genuine retransmission the options should not be
 different from the original, reusing the already computed state seems better.

 The other point is - if there are timestamp options on the Request, they will
 not be answered; which means that in the presence of retransmission (likely
 due to loss and/or other problems), the use of Request/Response RTT sampling
 is suspended, so that startup problems here do not propagate.

Signed-off-by: Gerrit Renker <>
Signed-off-by: Ian McDonald <>
Signed-off-by: Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <>
 net/dccp/minisocks.c |   12 ++++++------
 1 files changed, 6 insertions(+), 6 deletions(-)

diff --git a/net/dccp/minisocks.c b/net/dccp/minisocks.c
index 831b76e..b1d5da6 100644
--- a/net/dccp/minisocks.c
+++ b/net/dccp/minisocks.c
@@ -200,10 +200,10 @@ struct sock *dccp_check_req(struct sock *sk, struct sk_buff *skb,
 			    struct request_sock **prev)
 	struct sock *child = NULL;
+	struct dccp_request_sock *dreq = dccp_rsk(req);
 	/* Check for retransmitted REQUEST */
 	if (dccp_hdr(skb)->dccph_type == DCCP_PKT_REQUEST) {
-		struct dccp_request_sock *dreq = dccp_rsk(req);
 		if (after48(DCCP_SKB_CB(skb)->dccpd_seq, dreq->dreq_isr)) {
 			dccp_pr_debug("Retransmitted REQUEST\n");
@@ -227,22 +227,22 @@ struct sock *dccp_check_req(struct sock *sk, struct sk_buff *skb,
 		goto drop;
 	/* Invalid ACK */
-	if (DCCP_SKB_CB(skb)->dccpd_ack_seq != dccp_rsk(req)->dreq_iss) {
+	if (DCCP_SKB_CB(skb)->dccpd_ack_seq != dreq->dreq_iss) {
 		dccp_pr_debug("Invalid ACK number: ack_seq=%llu, "
 			      (unsigned long long)
-			      (unsigned long long)
-			      dccp_rsk(req)->dreq_iss);
+			      (unsigned long long) dreq->dreq_iss);
 		goto drop;
+	if (dccp_parse_options(sk, dreq, skb))
+		 goto drop;
 	child = inet_csk(sk)->icsk_af_ops->syn_recv_sock(sk, skb, req, NULL);
 	if (child == NULL)
 		goto listen_overflow;
-	/* FIXME: deal with options */
 	inet_csk_reqsk_queue_unlink(sk, req, prev);
 	inet_csk_reqsk_queue_removed(sk, req);
 	inet_csk_reqsk_queue_add(sk, req, child);

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