Bug 9723 - -from local-address should default to local address according to routing table
Summary: -from local-address should default to local address according to routing table
Alias: None
Product: xorg
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Server/General (show other bugs)
Version: 7.1 (2006.05)
Hardware: Other Linux (All)
: high normal
Assignee: Xorg Project Team
QA Contact: Xorg Project Team
Keywords: janitor
Depends on:
Reported: 2007-01-20 21:31 UTC by Thomas Bettler
Modified: 2018-12-13 22:17 UTC (History)
0 users

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Description Thomas Bettler 2007-01-20 21:31:23 UTC
The behaviour of -from is unintuitive. It just delivers any address / hostname
that the computer is connected to. (Well maybe the primary)
This doesn't serve in cases of vpn tunnels, where the destination route passes 
trough the tunnel (routing table), but the connecting client delivers the public / 
outside address to the server, so the server reconnects to a different address using 
another route instead of the tunnel.

Therefore I propose:
leave the -from option to explicitly define an origin.
But change the default value of -from to reflect the origin according to the routing 
table (and the respective device).
Comment 1 Thomas Bettler 2007-01-20 21:33:10 UTC
Have a look for a nasty example:
Comment 2 Daniel Stone 2007-02-27 01:35:52 UTC
Sorry about the phenomenal bug spam, guys.  Adding xorg-team@ to the QA contact so bugs don't get lost in future.
Comment 3 chemtech 2013-03-26 07:49:23 UTC
Thomas Bettler,
Do you still experience this issue with newer soft ?
Please check the status of your issue.
Or close this bug.
Comment 4 GitLab Migration User 2018-12-13 22:17:35 UTC
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