[ovs-discuss] PATCH lib/netdev-linux.c: Added IPv6 rate limiting support (Linux)

Justin Pettit jpettit at nicira.com
Thu Dec 1 11:01:59 PST 2011

On Nov 30, 2011, at 8:38 AM, Ben Pfaff wrote:

> On Wed, Nov 30, 2011 at 04:14:31PM +0000, Mike Bursell wrote:
>> 1.2.2 openvswitch only supports IPv4 rate limiting, though IPv6
>> traffic is correctly handled.
> Justin, you originally implemented policing.  Why does policing apply
> itself only to IPv4?  That is, why does it not select all traffic on the
> interface regardless of protocol?  Does it make sense to apply Mike's
> patch to add IPv6 support, or would it make better sense to change the
> code to select all packets.

I vaguely remember doing it on just the interface not working, but it was so long ago that I've forgotten the details.  A quick search on the web shows people configuring it in the same way.  Based on some discussions we've been having on the Linux netdev mailing list, I wanted to clean up the way we configure policing anyway.  I'll look into this while I'm doing that.


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