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|Summary:||SSH fails to complete with xen guest|
|Product:||[Fedora] Fedora||Reporter:||Deon George <dizzy>|
|Component:||xen||Assignee:||Daniel Veillard <veillard>|
|Status:||CLOSED UPSTREAM||QA Contact:||Brian Brock <bbrock>|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||2006-11-20 10:15:28 EST||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
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Description Deon George 2006-03-22 03:58:57 EST
Description of problem: I am unable to use SSH in a xen guest to the outside world. This is not a firewall problem, as I am able to SSH to hosts from another PC, where the connection goes through the Linux box. (I am also able to SSH to the host from the xen hypervisor). I have tried using Xen BRIDGE and Xen ROUTE, with both configurations exhibiting the same systems to the problem. Here is my setup: Internet -> ADSL Modem -> Eth1 -> PPPOE -> XEN Host |+ Eth0 Local LAN |+ vifx Xen Guests (Bridge or Route) |+ VPN to another network In a xen guest, when I connect I see the following output (below) (you'll see that the TCP session connects) - and I'm using masquerading on the Xen hypervisors for any host on the Internet (other PCs on the the network connect fine). (The same problem occurs when I SSH to a VPN host from a Xen Guest (No problem from the hypervisor), thus no masquerading or firewalling comes into play.) [deon@fc5dev ~]$ ssh -v email@example.com OpenSSH_4.3p2, OpenSSL 0.9.8a 11 Oct 2005 debug1: Reading configuration data /home/admin/deon/.ssh/config debug1: Reading configuration data /etc/ssh/ssh_config debug1: Applying options for * debug1: Connecting to shell.sf.net [18.104.22.168] port 22. debug1: Connection established. debug1: identity file /home/admin/deon/.ssh/identity type -1 debug1: identity file /home/admin/deon/.ssh/id_rsa type -1 debug1: identity file /home/admin/deon/.ssh/id_dsa type -1 debug1: Remote protocol version 1.99, remote software version OpenSSH_3.6.1p2 debug1: match: OpenSSH_3.6.1p2 pat OpenSSH_3.* debug1: Enabling compatibility mode for protocol 2.0 debug1: Local version string SSH-2.0-OpenSSH_4.3 debug1: SSH2_MSG_KEXINIT sent **PAUSE FOR A LONG TIME** Connection closed by y.y.y.y A TCPDUMP on the ppp0 interface shows the following: 19:42:46.793735 IP x.x.x.x.59937 > y.y.y.y.ssh: S 2831000511:2831000511(0) win 5840 <mss 1460,sackOK,timestamp 245870470,nop,wscale 2> 19:42:47.073026 IP y.y.y.y.ssh > x.x.x.x.59937: S 3460260840:3460260840(0) ack 2831000512 win 5792 <mss 1412,sackOK,timestamp 339701832 24587047,nop,wscale 2> 19:42:47.073998 IP x.x.x.x.59937 > y.y.y.y.ssh: . ack 1 win 1460 <nop,nop,timestamp 24587119 339701832> 19:42:47.349219 IP y.y.y.y.ssh > x.x.x.x.59937: P 1:26(25) ack 1 win 1448 <nop,nop,timestamp 339702111 24587119> 19:42:47.350918 IP x.x.x.x.59937 > y.y.y.y.ssh: . ack 26 win 1460 <nop,nop,timestamp 24587189 339702111> 19:42:47.352514 IP x.x.x.x.59937 > y.y.y.y.ssh: P 1:21(20) ack 26 win 1460 <nop,nop,timestamp 24587189 339702111> 19:42:48.214185 IP x.x.x.x.59937 > y.y.y.y.ssh: P 1:21(20) ack 26 win 1460 <nop,nop,timestamp 24587405 339702111> 19:42:49.966231 IP x.x.x.x.59937 > y.y.y.y.ssh: P 1:21(20) ack 26 win 1460 <nop,nop,timestamp 24587843 339702111> 19:42:53.422108 IP x.x.x.x.59937 > y.y.y.y.ssh: P 1:21(20) ack 26 win 1460 <nop,nop,timestamp 24588707 339702111> 19:43:00.333983 IP x.x.x.x.59937 > y.y.y.y.ssh: P 1:21(20) ack 26 win 1460 <nop,nop,timestamp 24590435 339702111> 19:43:02.465968 IP x.x.x.x.59935 > y.y.y.y.ssh: FP 4294967276:712(732) ack 1 win 1460 <nop,nop,timestamp 24590968 339658422> 19:43:14.157821 IP x.x.x.x.59937 > y.y.y.y.ssh: P 1:21(20) ack 26 win 1460 <nop,nop,timestamp 24593891 339702111> 19:43:41.805346 IP x.x.x.x.59937 > y.y.y.y.ssh: P 1:21(20) ack 26 win 1460 <nop,nop,timestamp 24600803 339702111> 19:44:02.252957 IP 10.1.3.66.59935 > y.y.y.y.ssh: FP 2785887801:2785888533(732) ack 3400711808 win 1460 <nop,nop,timestamp 24605915 339658422> 19:44:03.661101 IP y.y.y.y.ssh > x.x.x.x.59935: F 1:1(0) ack 4294967276 win 1448 <nop,nop,timestamp 339778442 24576275> 19:44:03.661200 IP x.x.x.x.59935 > y.y.y.y.ssh: R 2785887801:2785887801(0) win 0 Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): FC5 How reproducible: SSH to an external host from a XEN guest. Additional info: I was using this fine with FC4.
Comment 1 Daniel Veillard 2006-03-22 18:27:24 EST
Just tried it, it works for me in a slightly different configuration. It seems to be a problem with the ADSL router blocking TCP from the guest. Try to check the MTU size used on the interfaces. Also confirm that both the xen0 and the xenU are running pristine FC5 installations, because that works for me. But if ssh out to local network works, but not over the ADSL, I would suspect IP trouble with the router, again check the MTUs. Daniel
Comment 2 Deon George 2006-03-22 18:57:56 EST
Hmm.. OK, this box was a cleaned FC5Test3 install - which I yum updated to FC5 when it was released. Remember, ssh from xen-guest to xen-host works fine. SSH from xen-guest to another host, whether that host is on the internet, or via a VPN tunnel stops. I too, thought of MTU - its all defaults (1500), but I did drop it down to 1400 without success. The TCP trace that I performed didnt suggest a MTU size problem (i would have thought i'd get "need fragement" (or whatever the icmp is)... My ADSL router is in BRIDGE mode - so it is transparent here - Linux owns the internet connection with PPPoE - so I dont believe the ADSL router will have any inclusion here. Also remember I can SSH without any problems from the xen-host and other systems on the network - just NOT from xen-guests. I've just realised that the xen guest is running the FC5Test3 kernel, so I'll change that and see how it goes. (I had this problem when it was all FC5Test3)... Just so I know we did the same thing - were you able to ssh to firstname.lastname@example.org from your xen guest - and you got a login/password prompt?
Comment 3 Daniel Veillard 2006-03-23 05:08:11 EST
yes $ ssh xen-fc5 -l root Last login: Thu Mar 23 00:27:13 2006 from 10.0.0.11 [root@xen-fc5 ~]# ssh email@example.com The authenticity of host 'shell.sf.net (22.214.171.124)' can't be established. DSA key fingerprint is 4c:68:03:d4:5c:58:a6:1d:9d:17:13:24:14:48:ba:99. Are you sure you want to continue connecting (yes/no)? yes Warning: Permanently added 'shell.sf.net,126.96.36.199' (DSA) to the list of known hosts. firstname.lastname@example.org's password: Works for me... please try to reinstall the guess using the FC5 released environment, it does work for me. What happen if your guest is running in another machine than the one driving the PPPoE connection ? Daniel
Comment 4 Deon George 2006-04-20 05:48:54 EDT
Hey Daniel - I'm stumped. Finally got xenguest-install.py to install a guest. In the guest SSH works successfully to local ethernet devices (both to and from works fine), however it does not work across the PPPoE link on the xen host to "non local" SSH hosts. (I have tried to shell.sf.net as well as through IPSEC tunnels that use that link - both fail at the same spot. IE: I have network connectivity, but something stalls the SSH connection.) I can successfully connect to SSH hosts via other servers that use the same PPPoE link as the xen host (IE: I route through that host). So the problem has to be going from xenguest -> xenhost -> pppoe Have you got any ideas? Why does it work for other physical hosts, but not for xen guests?
Comment 5 Deon George 2006-04-20 06:08:45 EDT
I've just noticed and can confirm that everytime I SSH to a host via the PPPoE link on the xenhost, that the xen guest reports the following in syslog: kernel: Received packet is 10 bytes before head. I think this is related - googling around doesnt show a workaround for this... Got any ideas?
Comment 6 Brian Stein 2006-10-26 16:27:39 EDT
Please confirm this has been resolved with newer releases.
Comment 7 Deon George 2006-11-18 20:04:15 EST
This is not a problem with FC6. Using ssh from a xen guest, to a host via a PPPoE link (where the PPPoE link is on the xen host) works fine.
Comment 8 Brian Stein 2006-11-20 10:15:28 EST
Thanks ... closing.