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From: Herbert P÷tzl (herbert_at_13thfloor.at)
Date: Sat 19 Jul 2003 - 00:55:10 BST


On Fri, Jul 18, 2003 at 04:02:52PM -0500, Jacques Gelinas wrote:
> I have uploaded the ctx-17a kernel. This is a 2.4.21ctx-17 with
> a very little modification: Intelligent source address selection
> for multi-IP vservers. (Well, intelligent is a marketing trick,
> the real word should be "correct" or "appropriate" since the
> previous kernel were not up to the task).

Hi Jacques!

glad to hear that you are still alive!

> Mostly, for a multi-IP vserver, the source address of an outgoing
> is selected using the routing table. The previous ctx kernel were
> always selecting the first IP assigned to the vserver.
> Now vserver are matching standard kernel for this behavior.

does this fix also 'correct' the strange bind
behaviour reported some time ago (IIRC Cathy
reported it), where you had to bind the first
address of a multi-ip vhost last?

> You need vserver-0.23 to make use of this. vserver-0.23 works
> with older kernel and older vserver package won't operate at all
> with this kernel.
>
> This is a snapshot. ctx-18 should be coming with new things,
> including the chrootsafe system call. vserver 0.23 already
> support chrootsafe, but not ctx-17a. So it will complain, but
> step back and use chroot instead.

have you thought of using pivot_root to change
the namespace? or do you see any issues with such
an approach?

> Testers welcome.

will test and analyse ...

best,
Herbert

> ---------------------------------------------------------
> Jacques Gelinas <jack_at_solucorp.qc.ca>
> vserver: run general purpose virtual servers on one box, full speed!
> http://www.solucorp.qc.ca/miscprj/s_context.hc


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