[ovs-discuss] Proxying using openvswitch

Scott Lowe scott.lowe at scottlowe.org
Thu Mar 12 12:21:45 UTC 2015

The issue here—if I understand correctly—is that OpenFlow doesn't allow traffic to be forwarded out the same port in which it was received. To make this work, you'd have to receive traffic on eth0 and send it out eth1 (for example).

Happy to be corrected if I am mistaken.


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> On Mar 12, 2015, at 5:59 AM, Emma Anderson <em.anderson88 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> Can open vswitch acts like: receive a packet from eth0, substitute IP/mac, and sends it back again on eth0?
> I found that when a packet is received from eth0, although the flow is triggered, it looks that packet is dropped silently and there is no trace in logs (if I am looking at the right place). 
> Flow works well when I redirect the packet to another vm on the "same" host.
> Thanks.
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