Re: Any way to automatically change arbitrary headers of IP packets on-the-fly?
From: G P (telos888_at_yahoo.com)
Date: Mon, 18 Apr 2005 18:50:42 -0700 (PDT) To: "Joo" Paulo Caldas Campello <firstname.lastname@example.org>, "Valdis.Kletnieks@vt.edu" <Valdis.Kletnieks@vt.edu>
--- Joćo Paulo Caldas Campello <email@example.com>
> On 4/14/05, Valdis.Kletnieks@vt.edu
> <Valdis.Kletnieks@vt.edu> wrote:
> > Currently, iptables doesn't seem to support that,
> probably to keep you from
> > shooting yourself in the foot. Consider for
> example how fast the kernel will
> > fold up if you change that first nybble of the
> packet from an x'4' to an x'6'
> > without changing the rest of the packet to match.
> Suddenly, that sk_buff is
> > a lot too short.. ;)
> Yeah, maybe, who knows :P
> Well, I've did some searching last days and found a
> couple ways to
> achieve what I've described in my email.
> One is using "DIVERT sockets" and other is the use
> of the "-j QUEUE"
> target of iptables/netfilter. Both approaches are
> similar: you match a
> packet using iptables to flush them to userspace,
> where you can mangle
> the entire packet as you like and send it back to
> iptables, who will
> put it again onto the stack.
> The "-j QUEUE" approach is manipulated through the
> "libipq" API:
> - netfilter can feed userspace using IPQUEUE:
> - Perl:
> * http://www.intercode.com.au/jmorris/perlipq/
> - Python:
> * http://woozle.org/~neale/src/ipqueue/
> As you can see, there's already libraries written in
> Perl and Python
> to query IPQUEUE, so the effort of writing userspace
> code to deal with
> IP packets wiil be much more easier.
> That's it =)
> Joćo Paulo.