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Date:	Tue, 10 Aug 2010 07:22:41 -0700
From:	Ben Greear <>
To:	David Miller <>
Subject: Re: Missing device binding relating to tcp_v4_send_reset?

On 08/10/2010 01:48 AM, David Miller wrote:
> From: Ben Greear<>
> Date: Mon, 09 Aug 2010 10:46:26 -0700
>> This snippet is from some patches Patrick did for me some time
>> back.  I think the rest of his work has been merged upstream, but
>> this patch was not.  I'm honestly not sure if it's needed or not,
>> but we've been running with it for at least a year or so and it's
>> been working fine for us.
> There is no reason at all to force a reply to a packet to
> go out of the same interface as the packet which triggered
> that reply arrived upon.

Ok, in my case I *did* want this makes send-to-self,
BIND_TO_DEVICE and virtual routers and such work properly if I
recall correctly.

Would you consider a sysctl to enable this feature, with it disabled
by default?  Please note there are similar sysctls for ICMP already...


Ben Greear <>
Candela Technologies Inc
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