[ovs-discuss] Proxying using openvswitch

Jason Kölker jason at koelker.net
Thu Mar 12 15:00:46 UTC 2015

On Thu, Mar 12, 2015 at 11:59 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.

You can use `action=in_port` to send it back from the same port it
came in as. However I think that this always uses the userspace path,
and not a datapath flow.

Happy Hacking!


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