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RFC: promote netfilter MARK value from IPv6 packets to sit packets

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Subject: RFC: promote netfilter MARK value from IPv6 packets to sit packets
From: Erik Hensema <erik@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 17 Feb 2003 15:57:27 +0100
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I'm new to the list, so be gentle with your flames ;-)

On my outgoing connection to the internet I provide QoS using ratelimiting
and prioritizing packets. However, it's a cablemodem and my provider only
speaks IPv4. Over the connections I run multiple IPv6 tunnels, and I want
to provide QoS on these tunnels too.

QoS however can only be provided on the physical outgoing interface. On
that level, I can only see IPv4 packets and therefore it's impossible to
provide QoS on IPv6 for me.

In order to be able to provide QoS on tunneled IPv6 connections, I've
created a simple patch (definately not ready for inclusion in the kernel,
since it surely needs a configuration option) which promotes the netfilter
MARK value from the IPv6 packets to the sit packets.
Now I can mark packets using ip6tables, and on the ipv4 level I can still
differentiate between the priorities. Problem solved, I'm happy ;-)

Below is the patch, created on Linux 2.4.19:

--- net/ipv6/sit.c.orig Mon Feb 17 15:30:41 2003
+++ net/ipv6/sit.c      Mon Feb 17 15:29:40 2003
@@ -571,6 +571,9 @@
                if (skb->sk)
                        skb_set_owner_w(new_skb, skb->sk);
+               new_skb->nfmark = skb->nfmark;
                skb = new_skb;

Erik Hensema (erik@xxxxxxxxxxx)

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