[PATCH 1/1] gtp: support SGSN-side tunnels

Pablo Neira Ayuso pablo at netfilter.org
Wed Mar 15 21:42:33 UTC 2017

Hi Harald,

On Wed, Mar 15, 2017 at 08:10:38PM +0100, Harald Welte wrote:
> I've modified the patch slightly, see below (compile-tested, but not
> otherwise tested yet).  Basically rename the flags attribute to 'role',
> expand the commit log and removed unrelated cosmetic changes.
> I've also prepared a corresponding change to libgtpnl into the
> laforge/sgsn-rol branch, see
> http://git.osmocom.org/libgtpnl/commit/?h=laforge/sgsn-role
> This is not yet tested in any way, but I'm planning to add some
> associated support to the command line tools and then give it some
> testing (both against the kernel GTP in GGSN mode, as well as an
> independent userspace GTP implementation).

Thanks Harald.

> > It would be good if we provide a way to configure GTP via iproute2 for
> > testing purposes.
> I don't really care about which tool is used, as long as it is easily
> available [and FOSS, of course].
> > We would need to create some dummy socket from
> > kernel too though so we don't need any userspace daemon for this
> > testing mode.
> I don't really like that latter idea. It sounds too much like a hack to
> me.  But then, I don't have enough phantasy right now ti imagine how an
> actual implementation would look like.

It's not that far away, we can just create the udp socket from
kernelspace via udp_sock_create() in the test mode. So we don't need
to pass the file descriptor from userspace. But not asking you to work
on this, just an idea.

> To me, it is perfectly fine to run a simple, small utility in userspace
> even for testing.

No problem.

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