Commit 64233bff authored by Committed by David S. Miller
[APPLETALK]: Fix broadcast bug.
From: Oliver Dawid <firstname.lastname@example.org> we found a bug in net/appletalk/ddp.c concerning broadcast packets. In kernel 2.4 it was working fine. The bug first occured 4 years ago when switching to new SNAP layer handling. This bug can be splitted up into a sending(1) and reception(2) problem: Sending(1) In kernel 2.4 broadcast packets were sent to a matching ethernet device and atalk_rcv() was called to receive it as "loopback" (so loopback packets were shortcutted and handled in DDP layer). When switching to the new SNAP structure, this shortcut was removed and the loopback packet was send to SNAP layer. The author forgot to replace the remote device pointer by the loopback device pointer before sending the packet to SNAP layer (by calling ddp_dl->request() ) therfor the packet was not sent back by underlying layers to ddp's atalk_rcv(). Reception(2) In atalk_rcv() a packet received by this loopback mechanism contains now the (rigth) loopback device pointer (in Kernel 2.4 it was the (wrong) remote ethernet device pointer) and therefor no matching socket will be found to deliver this packet to. Because a broadcast packet should be send to the first matching socket (as it is done in many other protocols (?)), we removed the network comparison in broadcast case. Below you will find a patch to correct this bug. Its diffed to kernel 2.6.14-rc1 Signed-off-by: Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <email@example.com> Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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