Bug 754303 - xend: No IP forwarding on Fedora 16
xend: No IP forwarding on Fedora 16
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xen (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Michael Young
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Reported: 2011-11-15 21:27 EST by W. Michael Petullo
Modified: 2013-02-11 16:38 EST (History)
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Description W. Michael Petullo 2011-11-15 21:27:04 EST
Description of problem:
I am using Xen with routed interfaces instead of bridged (i.e., network-script network-route). In this case, the "network-route" script should enable kernel port forwarding. However, this is not the case---at least the first time xend runs. Xend runs, but /proc/sys/net/ipv4/ip_forward still contains "0".

But, if I restart xend by hand using "service xend restart", then kernel IP forwarding gets turned on.

At first I thought this may be due to SELinux (perhaps systemd starts xend in a different context than a root shell does). But this is not the case; I get the same behavior when I boot with SELinux in permissive mode.

At this point, I suspect it may be some type of ordering issue between when systemd initializes the kernel's sysctl settings and when it starts xend.

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How reproducible:
Every time

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Configure xend to use network-script network-route
2. Boot the system
3. Observe /proc/sys/net/ipv4/ip_forward
Actual results:
/proc/sys/net/ipv4/ip_forward contains 0

Expected results:
/proc/sys/net/ipv4/ip_forward should contain 1 because the network-route script sets it to 1 when xend starts.

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Comment 1 Fedora Admin XMLRPC Client 2012-05-15 15:37:53 EDT
This package has changed ownership in the Fedora Package Database.  Reassigning to the new owner of this component.
Comment 2 Fedora End Of Life 2013-01-16 10:08:57 EST
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Comment 3 Cole Robinson 2013-02-11 16:38:07 EST
Sorry for the lack of response on this bug, but since F16 is EOL real soon now, this won't be fixed for F16. If you can still reproduce this issue on F18, please reopen.

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