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From: Ben Laurie (benALGROUP.CO.UK)
Date: Tue Mar 06 2001 - 03:16:15 CST
John Cronin wrote:
> > > The Issue:
> > >
> > > There is a flaw in the TCP/IP stack, such that packets intended for
> > > loopback and/or local network interfaces, routed via any other
> > > interface, will be delivered EVEN IF THE MACHINE IS CONFIGURED NOT TO
> > > BE A GATEWAY (note that in the case of packets destined for the
> > > loopback interface, we consider this to be a fault no matter how the
> > > host is configured - see RFC 1122 comments below).
> What about a virtual IP bound to the loopback interface, or a dummy
> interface? This is precisely what many load balancing and high
> availability failover clusters do, as previously mentioned.
A virtual IP bound to the loopback interface is not in 127/8 and so
would not be filtered.
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