Also posting to netfilter@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx to point netfilter
people to this problem.
A while ago I posted about a problem I was having with long mp3
streaming sessions which were terminated because the streaming LVS
cluster (managed by me) was sending icmp-host-prohibited on an
established connection to the client which was causing the connection
to be terminated.
The original post (this thread): http://
Initially I suspected the LVS director but after some investigation I
found out that it never sends icmp-host-prohibited. The only other
possibility was netfilter sending it.
The relevant parts of my initial iptables was (/etc/sysconfig/iptables):
:FORWARD ACCEPT [0:0]
:INPUT ACCEPT [0:0]
:RH-Firewall-1-INPUT - [0:0]
:OUTPUT ACCEPT [0:0]
-A FORWARD -j RH-Firewall-1-INPUT
-A INPUT -j RH-Firewall-1-INPUT
-A RH-Firewall-1-INPUT -i lo -j ACCEPT
-A RH-Firewall-1-INPUT -p icmp -m icmp --icmp-type any -j ACCEPT
-A RH-Firewall-1-INPUT -m state --state RELATED,ESTABLISHED -j ACCEPT
-A RH-Firewall-1-INPUT -p tcp -m state -m tcp --dport 80 --state NEW -
-A RH-Firewall-1-INPUT -j REJECT --reject-with icmp-host-prohibited
After I changed the port 80 rule to the one below effectively
disabling connection tracking on port 80 the problem disappeared.
-A RH-Firewall-1-INPUT -p tcp --dport 80 -j ACCEPT
Initially I made this iptables change on the LVS director, but then
the realservers would send icmp-host-prohibited sometimes on
established connections, after also changing iptables on the
realservers did the problem go away.
It is still unclear to me why netfilter would decide to send icmp-
host-unreachable on established connection when connection tracking
is active. Maybe someone on the netfilter list can shed some light on
Klaas Jan Wierenga
Op 14-mrt-2007, om 0:00 heeft Joseph Mack NA3T het volgende geschreven:
On Tue, 13 Mar 2007, Klaas Jan Wierenga wrote:
thanks for the nice complete report.
short answer - I don't know, but I'm not as close to the code as
others on the ml.
I have a problem where sometimes some long standing mp3 streaming
sessions over HTTP are terminated because the LVS-DR director
sends an "ICMP type 3 code 10 - host unreachable" packet to the
client (which is the source of the mp3 stream). When this happens
the client stops sending packets for 15 minutes 15 minutes (the
TCP idle session timeout of LVS?)
well possibly. the idle timeout is only for idle connections. Not
having any other ideas, you could double it and see what happens.
2. Where is this ICMP packet generated in linux/net/ipv4/ipvs/*
source files? Answer: nowhere!, at least not with type 3 code 10
3. Could it be that this ICMP packet is generated by some sort of
denial-of-service defense code that I'm unaware of?
nope. nothing hidden in LVS.
So it appears that netfilter (iptables?) is sending it. Why?
do you have any iptables rules? (if so delete them for the moment).
This could be due to the firewall rule:
OK you do.
REJECT all -- anywhere anywhere
But why is this sent on an existing, established and active
connection? Or is there some TCP timeout because the director only
sees incoming packets on the connection? Maybe this rings a bell
unlikely. In LVS-DR the director makes reasonable guesses as to the
state of the realserver's connection, based on timeouts etc.
Hopefully it's behaviour looks the same as a normal 2-ended
connection, at least on the outside.
Joseph Mack NA3T EME(B,D), FM05lw North Carolina
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