[libvirt] [PATCH] util: refactor iptables command construction into multiple steps

Natanael Copa ncopa at alpinelinux.org
Thu Nov 22 15:53:22 UTC 2012

On Thu, 22 Nov 2012 15:02:18 +0100
Natanael Copa <ncopa at alpinelinux.org> wrote:

> Instead of creating an iptables command in one shot, do it in steps
> so we can add conditional options like physdev and protocol.
> This removes code duplication while keeping existing behaviour.
> Signed-off-by: Natanael Copa <ncopa at alpinelinux.org>
> ---
> This started with me wanting to add support for setting the public ip source
> address when network mode='nat' and there are multiple public ip addresses
> on the external interface.
> On IRC we talked about adding an option in the xml like this:
> <network>
>   <forward mode='nat' publicaddr='n.n.n.n'/>
> </network>
> Which would make iptables use '-j SNAT --to-source n.n.n.n' instead of
> However with the current approach we would need to construct 8 different
> iptables command combinations, hence the need for refactoring.

I forgot to add that I havent' tested if the code runs.


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