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sd-dhcp-client: make request broadcasts opt-in
authorTom Gundersen <teg@jklm.no>
Tue, 15 Jul 2014 16:55:31 +0000 (18:55 +0200)
committerTom Gundersen <teg@jklm.no>
Tue, 15 Jul 2014 16:55:31 +0000 (18:55 +0200)
It appears there is no good way to decide whether or not broadcasts should be enabled,
there is hardware that must have broadcast, and there are networks that only allow
unicast. So we give up and make this configurable.

By default, unicast is used, but if the kernel were to inform us abotu certain
interfaces requiring broadcast, we could change this to opt-in by default in
those cases.

man/systemd.network.xml
src/libsystemd-network/sd-dhcp-client.c
src/network/networkd-link.c
src/network/networkd-network-gperf.gperf
src/network/networkd.h
src/systemd/sd-dhcp-client.h

index 3c4fdd2..7c5f698 100644 (file)
                                                 if, say, the root filesystem relies on this connection. Defaults to false.</para>
                                         </listitem>
                                 </varlistentry>
-                                    <varlistentry>
+                                <varlistentry>
                                         <term><varname>VendorClassIdentifier=</varname></term>
                                         <listitem>
                                                 <para>The vendor class identifier used to identify vendor type and configuration.</para>
                                         </listitem>
                                 </varlistentry>
+                                <varlistentry>
+                                        <term><varname>RequestBroadcast=</varname></term>
+                                        <listitem>
+                                                <para>Request the server to use broadcast messages before the IP address has been
+                                                configured. This is necessary for devices that cannot receive RAW packets, or that
+                                                cannot receive packets at all before an IP address has been configured. On the other
+                                                hand, this must not be enabled on networks where broadcasts are filtered out.</para>
+                                        </listitem>
+                                </varlistentry>
                        </variablelist>
 
         </refsect1>
index 3c38993..f7a4018 100644 (file)
@@ -48,6 +48,7 @@ struct sd_dhcp_client {
         int fd;
         union sockaddr_union link;
         sd_event_source *receive_message;
+        bool request_broadcast;
         uint8_t *req_opts;
         size_t req_opts_allocated;
         size_t req_opts_size;
@@ -96,6 +97,14 @@ int sd_dhcp_client_set_callback(sd_dhcp_client *client, sd_dhcp_client_cb_t cb,
         return 0;
 }
 
+int sd_dhcp_client_set_request_broadcast(sd_dhcp_client *client, int broadcast) {
+        assert_return(client, -EINVAL);
+
+        client->request_broadcast = !!broadcast;
+
+        return 0;
+}
+
 int sd_dhcp_client_set_request_option(sd_dhcp_client *client, uint8_t option) {
         size_t i;
 
@@ -322,8 +331,13 @@ static int client_message_init(sd_dhcp_client *client, DHCPPacket **ret,
            BROADCAST bit in the 'flags' field to 1 in any DHCPDISCOVER or
            DHCPREQUEST messages that client sends.  The BROADCAST bit will
            provide a hint to the DHCP server and BOOTP relay agent to broadcast
-           any messages to the client on the client's subnet. */
-        packet->dhcp.flags = htobe16(0x8000);
+           any messages to the client on the client's subnet.
+
+           Note: some interfaces needs this to be enabled, but some networks
+           needs this to be disabled as broadcasts are filteretd, so this
+           needs to be configurable */
+        if (client->request_broadcast)
+                packet->dhcp.flags = htobe16(0x8000);
 
         /* RFC2132 section 4.1.1:
            The client MUST include its hardware address in the â€™chaddr’ field, if
index 877b7a9..0fb323b 100644 (file)
@@ -1998,6 +1998,10 @@ static int link_configure(Link *link) {
                 if (r < 0)
                         return r;
 
+                r = sd_dhcp_client_set_request_broadcast(link->dhcp_client, link->network->dhcp_broadcast);
+                if (r < 0)
+                        return r;
+
                 if (link->network->dhcp_mtu) {
                         r = sd_dhcp_client_set_request_option(link->dhcp_client, 26);
                         if (r < 0)
index 61dd8ef..f5156b4 100644 (file)
@@ -51,6 +51,7 @@ DHCP.UseHostname,            config_parse_bool,                  0,
 DHCP.UseDomainName,          config_parse_bool,                  0,                             offsetof(Network, dhcp_domainname)
 DHCP.UseRoutes,              config_parse_bool,                  0,                             offsetof(Network, dhcp_routes)
 DHCP.SendHostname,           config_parse_bool,                  0,                             offsetof(Network, dhcp_sendhost)
+DHCP.RequestBroadcast,       config_parse_bool,                  0,                             offsetof(Network, dhcp_broadcast)
 DHCP.CriticalConnection,     config_parse_bool,                  0,                             offsetof(Network, dhcp_critical)
 DHCP.VendorClassIdentifier,  config_parse_string,                0,                             offsetof(Network, dhcp_vendor_class_identifier)
 /* backwards compatibility: do not add new entries to this section */
index 3f0ef5d..9abc0d4 100644 (file)
@@ -92,6 +92,7 @@ struct Network {
         bool dhcp_hostname;
         bool dhcp_domainname;
         bool dhcp_sendhost;
+        bool dhcp_broadcast;
         bool dhcp_critical;
         bool dhcp_routes;
         bool ipv4ll;
index 9ab6105..08aa0dc 100644 (file)
@@ -48,6 +48,7 @@ int sd_dhcp_client_set_callback(sd_dhcp_client *client, sd_dhcp_client_cb_t cb,
 int sd_dhcp_client_set_request_option(sd_dhcp_client *client, uint8_t option);
 int sd_dhcp_client_set_request_address(sd_dhcp_client *client,
                                        const struct in_addr *last_address);
+int sd_dhcp_client_set_request_broadcast(sd_dhcp_client *client, int broadcast);
 int sd_dhcp_client_set_index(sd_dhcp_client *client, int interface_index);
 int sd_dhcp_client_set_mac(sd_dhcp_client *client,
                            const struct ether_addr *addr);