[ovs-discuss] filtering macs/ip

Todd Deshane deshantm at gmail.com
Tue May 4 12:57:57 UTC 2010

Hi George,

See inline.

2010/5/4 George Shuklin <nge at narod.ru>:
> But I found one more problem: If I add some flow with drop action, it
> disappear from ovs-ofctl dump-flows after few minutes of inactivity. If flow
> works (i.e. dropping traffic), it not aging, but if no activity against this
> flow, it aging...
> As I understand, removing 'old' unused flows from flow-table is normal
> behavior for normal switch. But this means I need to renew it
> periodically... It's really annoying in Xen Cloud Platform environment...
> Or I do something wrong?

>From the man page for ovf-ofctl:

idle_timeout=seconds       Causes the flow to expire after the given
number of seconds of inactivity.
                                       A value of 0 prevents a flow
from expiring due to inactivity. The default is 60 seconds.

Hope that helps.


Todd Deshane

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