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Date:	Thu, 14 Aug 2014 17:51:28 +0400
From:	Sergei Shtylyov <>
To:	Sébastien Barré <>,
	David Miller <>
CC:, Gregory Detal <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] ipv4: Restore accept_local behaviour in fib_validate_source()


On 08/14/2014 04:45 PM, Sébastien Barré wrote:

> Commit 7a9bc9b introduced a short-circuit to avoid calling

    Please also specify that commit's summary line in parens.

> fib_validate_source when not needed. That change took rp_filter
> into account, but not accept_local. This resulted in a change
> of behaviour: with rp_filter and accept_local off, incoming
> packets with a local address in the source field should be
> dropped.

> Here is how to reproduce the change pre/post 7a9bc9b commit:
> -configure the same IPv4 address on hosts A and B.
> -try to send an arp request from B to A.
> -The arp request will be dropped before commit 7a9bc9b,


> but accepted and answered after that commit.

> This adds a check for ACCEPT_LOCAL, to maintain full
> fib validation in case it is 0.

> Signed-off-by: Sébastien Barré <>

WBR, Sergei

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