[PATCH v2] batman-adv: Introduce no noflood mark

Linus Lüssing linus.luessing at c0d3.blue
Tue May 7 17:34:59 CEST 2019

On Tue, May 07, 2019 at 05:17:23PM +0200, Linus Lüssing wrote:
> > This would even allow some fancy stuff like rate limiting or per hardif 
> > behavior. With the problem that there is no package yet which does this in 
> > gluon.
> Ah, that's an interesting idea. So basically filtering on the
> hardif instead of in batman-adv via some custom compiled BPF
> filters. So basically similar to writing a small program like the
> gluon-radv-filterd with a BPF_* parser?
> https://github.com/freifunk-gluon/gluon/blob/master/package/gluon-radv-filterd/src/gluon-radv-filterd.c#L223

And usability is of course different. Compared to writing a BPF
program it would just be an extra line in the firewall like here:


And setting the noflood_mark in batman-adv:


Also, we would not only need to package it for Gluon then but also
various Linux distributions used on gateways, I guess. To further
reduce the ARP broadcasts for vanished clients on gateways, for instance
(the second use-case).

Btw., I think rate-limiting would already be possible. We could
set the mark in a rate-limited fashion incoming on bat0 with
ebtables for instance.

Which could be useful to simplify gluon-ebtables-arp-limiter [0] a
bit. Currently there's a loop over the "batctl dat_cache" table
to add an exception to rate-limiting for addresses available in
the cache.

Regards, Linus

[0]: https://github.com/freifunk-gluon/gluon/tree/master/package/gluon-ebtables-limit-arp

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