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Re: [Xen-devel] RFC: virtual network access control
Keir Fraser <Keir.Fraser@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote
on 07/28/2006 05:18:30 AM:
> Sounds like you want to implement a primitive firewall in netback
> simply to avoid a dependency on the existing mechanisms that Linux
> That doesn't sound a good tradeoff to me, and I think it's unlikely
> fly with the kernel maintainers.
We are interested in controlling access based on the
security labels of sender and receiver domains, not based on IP or other
traditional firewall packet attributes.
> The only problem I can see with relying on iptables (other than
> requiring it to be installed) is that it becomes harder to configure
> netback is in a driver domain. Possibly we need to come up with some
> xenstore<->iptables interface (e.g., run an interfacing daemon
> same domain as netback).
We see other problems as well: IPtables seems to not
see any of the ethernet-bridged packets. If you wanted to use IPtables
would need to replace the ethernet bridge with routing
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