[ovs-dev] [PATCH v7 1/4] conntrack: handle already natted packets

Paolo Valerio pvalerio at redhat.com
Mon Jun 21 10:06:16 UTC 2021


when a packet gets dnatted and then recirculated, it could be possible
that it matches another rule that performs another nat action.
The kernel datapath handles this situation turning to a no-op the
second nat action, so natting only once the packet.  In the userspace
datapath instead, when the ct action gets executed, an initial lookup
of the translated packet fails to retrieve the connection related to
the packet, leading to the creation of a new entry in ct for the src
nat action with a subsequent failure of the connection establishment.

with the following flows:

table=0,priority=30,in_port=1,ip,nw_dst=192.168.2.100,actions=ct(commit,nat(dst=10.1.1.2:80),table=1)
table=0,priority=20,in_port=2,ip,actions=ct(nat,table=1)
table=0,priority=10,ip,actions=resubmit(,2)
table=0,priority=10,arp,actions=NORMAL
table=0,priority=0,actions=drop
table=1,priority=5,ip,actions=ct(commit,nat(src=10.1.1.240),table=2)
table=2,in_port=ovs-l0,actions=2
table=2,in_port=ovs-r0,actions=1

establishing a connection from 10.1.1.1 to 192.168.2.100 the outcome is:

tcp,orig=(src=10.1.1.1,dst=10.1.1.2,sport=4000,dport=80),reply=(src=10.1.1.2,dst=10.1.1.240,sport=80,dport=4000),protoinfo=(state=ESTABLISHED)
tcp,orig=(src=10.1.1.1,dst=192.168.2.100,sport=4000,dport=80),reply=(src=10.1.1.2,dst=10.1.1.1,sport=80,dport=4000),protoinfo=(state=ESTABLISHED)

with this patch applied the outcome is:

tcp,orig=(src=10.1.1.1,dst=192.168.2.100,sport=4000,dport=80),reply=(src=10.1.1.2,dst=10.1.1.1,sport=80,dport=4000),protoinfo=(state=ESTABLISHED)

The patch performs, for already natted packets, a lookup of the
reverse key in order to retrieve the related entry, it also adds a
test case that besides testing the scenario ensures that the other ct
actions are executed.

Reported-by: Dumitru Ceara <dceara at redhat.com>
Signed-off-by: Paolo Valerio <pvalerio at redhat.com>
---
 lib/conntrack.c         |   30 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++-
 tests/system-traffic.at |   35 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
 2 files changed, 64 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/lib/conntrack.c b/lib/conntrack.c
index 99198a601..7e8b16a3e 100644
--- a/lib/conntrack.c
+++ b/lib/conntrack.c
@@ -1281,6 +1281,33 @@ process_one_fast(uint16_t zone, const uint32_t *setmark,
     }
 }
 
+static void
+initial_conn_lookup(struct conntrack *ct, struct conn_lookup_ctx *ctx,
+         long long now, bool natted)
+{
+    bool found;
+
+    if (natted) {
+        /* if the packet has been already natted (e.g. a previous
+         * action took place), retrieve it performing a lookup of its
+         * reverse key. */
+        conn_key_reverse(&ctx->key);
+    }
+
+    found = conn_key_lookup(ct, &ctx->key, ctx->hash,
+                            now, &ctx->conn, &ctx->reply);
+    if (natted) {
+        if (OVS_LIKELY(found)) {
+            ctx->reply = !ctx->reply;
+            ctx->key = ctx->reply ? ctx->conn->rev_key : ctx->conn->key;
+            ctx->hash = conn_key_hash(&ctx->key, ct->hash_basis);
+        } else {
+            /* in case of failure restore the initial key. */
+            conn_key_reverse(&ctx->key);
+        }
+    }
+}
+
 static void
 process_one(struct conntrack *ct, struct dp_packet *pkt,
             struct conn_lookup_ctx *ctx, uint16_t zone,
@@ -1296,7 +1323,8 @@ process_one(struct conntrack *ct, struct dp_packet *pkt,
     }
 
     bool create_new_conn = false;
-    conn_key_lookup(ct, &ctx->key, ctx->hash, now, &ctx->conn, &ctx->reply);
+    initial_conn_lookup(ct, ctx, now, !!(pkt->md.ct_state &
+                                         (CS_SRC_NAT | CS_DST_NAT)));
     struct conn *conn = ctx->conn;
 
     /* Delete found entry if in wrong direction. 'force' implies commit. */
diff --git a/tests/system-traffic.at b/tests/system-traffic.at
index 6a15d08c2..f400cfabc 100644
--- a/tests/system-traffic.at
+++ b/tests/system-traffic.at
@@ -4588,6 +4588,41 @@ tcp,orig=(src=10.1.1.1,dst=10.1.1.2,sport=<cleared>,dport=<cleared>),reply=(src=
 OVS_TRAFFIC_VSWITCHD_STOP
 AT_CLEANUP
 
+AT_SETUP([conntrack - DNAT with additional SNAT])
+CHECK_CONNTRACK()
+OVS_TRAFFIC_VSWITCHD_START()
+
+ADD_NAMESPACES(at_ns0, at_ns1)
+ADD_VETH(p0, at_ns0, br0, "10.1.1.1/24")
+ADD_VETH(p1, at_ns1, br0, "10.1.1.2/24")
+NS_CHECK_EXEC([at_ns0], [ip route add 172.1.1.0/24 via 10.1.1.2])
+
+OVS_START_L7([at_ns1], [http])
+
+AT_DATA([flows.txt], [dnl
+table=0,priority=30,in_port=1,ip,nw_dst=172.1.1.2,actions=ct(commit,nat(dst=10.1.1.2:80),table=1)
+table=0,priority=20,in_port=2,ip,actions=ct(nat),1
+table=0,priority=10,arp,actions=NORMAL
+table=0,priority=1,actions=drop
+dnl Be sure all ct() actions but src nat are executed
+table=1,ip,actions=ct(commit,nat(src=10.1.1.240),exec(set_field:0xac->ct_mark,set_field:0xac->ct_label),table=2)
+table=2,in_port=1,ip,ct_mark=0xac,ct_label=0xac,actions=2
+])
+AT_CHECK([ovs-ofctl --bundle add-flows br0 flows.txt])
+
+NS_CHECK_EXEC([at_ns0], [wget http://172.1.1.2:8080 -t 5 -T 1 --retry-connrefused -v -o wget0.log])
+
+dnl - make sure only dst nat has been performed
+AT_CHECK([ovs-appctl dpctl/dump-conntrack |  FORMAT_CT(10.1.1.240)], [0], [dnl
+])
+
+AT_CHECK([ovs-appctl dpctl/dump-conntrack | FORMAT_CT(10.1.1.1)], [0], [dnl
+tcp,orig=(src=10.1.1.1,dst=172.1.1.2,sport=<cleared>,dport=<cleared>),reply=(src=10.1.1.2,dst=10.1.1.1,sport=<cleared>,dport=<cleared>),mark=172,labels=0xac,protoinfo=(state=<cleared>)
+])
+
+OVS_TRAFFIC_VSWITCHD_STOP
+AT_CLEANUP
+
 AT_SETUP([conntrack - more complex DNAT])
 CHECK_CONNTRACK()
 CHECK_CONNTRACK_NAT()



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