Commit 72b43d08 authored by Alexey Kuznetsov's avatar Alexey Kuznetsov Committed by David S. Miller
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inet6: prevent network storms caused by linux IPv6 routers

Linux IPv6 forwards unicast packets, which are link layer multicasts...
The hole was present since day one. I was 100% this check is there, but it is not.

The problem shows itself, f.e. when Microsoft Network Load Balancer runs on a network.
This software resolves IPv6 unicast addresses to multicast MAC addresses.

Signed-off-by: default avatarAlexey Kuznetsov <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarDavid S. Miller <>
parent 12252771
......@@ -401,6 +401,9 @@ int ip6_forward(struct sk_buff *skb)
goto drop;
if (skb->pkt_type != PACKET_HOST)
goto drop;
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