PATCH: wired eapol receive/send

Gunter Burchardt gbur at informatik.uni-rostock.de
Thu Sep 2 06:30:27 EDT 2004


> Is there any particular reason for parsing DHCP packets? One option
> would be to open packet socket on the same interface with Linux Socket
> filter to capture the packets and then take the layer 2 address from
> them. Then again, this may not end up being much simpler. Eventually, I
> would assume this could be replaced with something like iptables
> firewall queueing packets from unknown MAC addresses for user space
> processing and all devices would be noticed whenever they send the first
> packet, no matter whether it is DHCP or something else, i.e., static IP
> and non-IPv4 hosts would also be processed.

Iptables is the wrong place doing it. If you define a user process
doing packet filtering with target QUEUE you can match only IPV4 or
IPV6 packets. There is no way to match both classes or layer 2
packets! So you will NOT see dhcp packets in userspace process!

regards
gunter



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