[ovs-discuss] Bridge pinging rules
blp at nicira.com
Sat Mar 14 16:46:34 UTC 2015
The local port is the port with the same name as the bridge itself.
On Sat, Mar 14, 2015 at 07:11:42PM +0300, Amer wrote:
> Do you want me to give one of the Ethernet interfaces an IP address= the bridge IP, without assigning this interface to the bridge.
> Best regards,
> م، كتب Ben Pfaff <blp at nicira.com>:
> Well, like you said, without flows, ping works. So pass through the
> > ICMP traffic to the gateway to the IP stack (presumably the bridge's
> > local port) and let it do the ICMP responses.
> >> On Sat, Mar 14, 2015 at 06:40:10PM +0300, Amer wrote:
> >> Thank you Ben
> >> The problem is the host need to have a gateway, however, if he can't ping the gateway, nothing will be forwarded.
> >> However, how can I pass the ICMP packets to the IP stack?
> >> Best regards,
> >> Amer
> >> :
> >>>> On Sat, Mar 14, 2015 at 02:29:07PM +0300, Amer wrote:
> >>>> I have 4 VMs, 2 bridges and each one has a host.
> >>>> My question is:
> >>>> I need to configure a default gateway for the hosts, however when I added flow rules to the bridges, suddenly, I can't ping them from the hosts. I know this is due to the rules.
> >>>> When the host can't ping the bridge, how I configure it to be the gateway.
> >>>> I need to add a flow-rule to make the bridge respond to ping requests? What is the rule to do so?
> >>> I don't think you can do that through flows. It is probably better to
> >>> configure the flows so that anything that needs an ICMP response is
> >>> passed through to the IP stack.
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