Bug#382985: teergrubes NATted connections due to mangled IPv4 checksums
severity 382985 important
tags 382985 wontfix
On Mon, Aug 14, 2006 at 04:16:06PM +0200, Adam Borowski wrote:
> A recently added optimization skips checksums on all packets it
> believes are destined for another Xen domain inside the same box.
> Too bad, it is sometimes wrong -- an analysis can be found on
I hope this is fixed upstream.
> Unfortunately, an idiot running nearly only IPv6 can miss this bug,
> unknowingly teergrubing other hosts. I've personally managed to do
> this to lists.debian.org, making it keep a number of exim4 processes
> trying to deliver mail to my server. Thus, it was suggested to file
> this bug as 'grave'.
No, it is not. And it will not be fixed for 2.6.16.
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