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asked 2014-03-31 04:12:05 -0500

Gaganjot Singh gravatar image

updated 2014-04-01 05:07:43 -0500

Hi There, I am trying to deploy openstack on a single system using a single NIC. I have disabled Fire-walling by setting Firewall Driver= ~. NoopFirewallDriver. Even then,whenever I reboot my system or spin a new vm, my ebables list is updated which adds rules to drop arp requests on the bridge ip (and hence my system ip) . What Should be done?

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close date 2014-04-02 00:59:23.846293


I've had the same problem. It's a problem for XenServer users because the controller VM can't reach instances if the ebtables rules exist.

On the other hand, my DevStack-based deployments behave differently - it does not create the ebtables rules on nova boot. Not sure why the two are different.

gyee gravatar imagegyee ( 2014-03-31 14:38:17 -0500 )edit

Yes, the issue has been giving me hard times from the last week. I have tried many things, including setting NoopFirewallDriver in the configuration files, changing sysctl settings... but the ebtables seem to be quite furious with me.

Gaganjot Singh gravatar imageGaganjot Singh ( 2014-04-01 04:53:07 -0500 )edit

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answered 2014-04-01 14:31:49 -0500

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updated 2014-04-01 14:32:56 -0500

The changing of ebtables is caused by setting share_dhcp_address = True in the /etc/nova/nova.conf file. By changing this setting to False I was able to boot VMs without the ebtables rules being added.

share_dhcp_address is useful if you want to have multiple compute nodes share the same IP address (for the purposes of migration is my guess). As far as why the ebtables rules are necessary - the links below suggest that it is for security related and while I think it has something to do with preventing spoofing attacks, but I haven't connected all the dots yet so take it with a grain of salt.

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@gyee: Thanks. Solved my problem.

Gaganjot Singh gravatar imageGaganjot Singh ( 2014-04-02 07:30:40 -0500 )edit

answered 2014-04-01 17:59:59 -0500

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In Devstack; I have added security group rules for ALL ICMP, ALL TCP & UDP for all ports and I am able to ping Guest VM's (Cirros VM)floating IP from host machine (devstack). From a guest VM running on private network I try to send a packet using python Scrapy but the packets gets dropped. How to disable the anti-ip-spoofing in devstack.


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