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SubjectRe: [RFC PATCH] network: return errors if we know tcp_connect failed
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From: Alexey Kuznetsov <kuznet@ms2.inr.ac.ru>
Date: Fri, 12 Nov 2010 20:46:20 +0300

> The only loophole is ICMP error in the same case as yours. In
> _violation_ of specs linux immediately aborts unestablished connect
> on an icmp error. IMHO that thing which you suggest is correct (of
> course, provided you filter out transient errors and react only to
> EPERM or something like this). It was not done because it was
> expected firewall rule prescribing immediate abort is configured
> with "--reject-with icmp-port-unreachable", otherwise the rule
> orders real blackhole.

The idea to signal on -EPERM might be OK, but if that's also
what things like "-m statistical" and friends end up reporting
then we still cannot do it.


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