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+/proc/sys/net/ipv4/vs/* Variables:
+
+am_droprate - INTEGER
+ default 10
+
+ It sets the always mode drop rate, which is used in the mode 3
+ of the drop_rate defense.
+
+amemthresh - INTEGER
+ default 1024
+
+ It sets the available memory threshold (in pages), which is
+ used in the automatic modes of defense. When there is no
+ enough available memory, the respective strategy will be
+ enabled and the variable is automatically set to 2, otherwise
+ the strategy is disabled and the variable is set to 1.
+
+conntrack - BOOLEAN
+ 0 - disabled (default)
+ not 0 - enabled
+
+ If set, maintain connection tracking entries for
+ connections handled by IPVS.
+
+ This should be enabled if connections handled by IPVS are to be
+ also handled by stateful firewall rules. That is, iptables rules
+ that make use of connection tracking. It is a performance
+ optimisation to disable this setting otherwise.
+
+ Connections handled by the IPVS FTP application module
+ will have connection tracking entries regardless of this setting.
+
+ Only available when IPVS is compiled with CONFIG_IP_VS_NFCT enabled.
+
+cache_bypass - BOOLEAN
+ 0 - disabled (default)
+ not 0 - enabled
+
+ If it is enabled, forward packets to the original destination
+ directly when no cache server is available and destination
+ address is not local (iph->daddr is RTN_UNICAST). It is mostly
+ used in transparent web cache cluster.
+
+debug_level - INTEGER
+ 0 - transmission error messages (default)
+ 1 - non-fatal error messages
+ 2 - configuration
+ 3 - destination trash
+ 4 - drop entry
+ 5 - service lookup
+ 6 - scheduling
+ 7 - connection new/expire, lookup and synchronization
+ 8 - state transition
+ 9 - binding destination, template checks and applications
+ 10 - IPVS packet transmission
+ 11 - IPVS packet handling (ip_vs_in/ip_vs_out)
+ 12 or more - packet traversal
+
+ Only available when IPVS is compiled with CONFIG_IP_VS_DEBUG enabled.
+
+ Higher debugging levels include the messages for lower debugging
+ levels, so setting debug level 2, includes level 0, 1 and 2
+ messages. Thus, logging becomes more and more verbose the higher
+ the level.
+
+drop_entry - INTEGER
+ 0 - disabled (default)
+
+ The drop_entry defense is to randomly drop entries in the
+ connection hash table, just in order to collect back some
+ memory for new connections. In the current code, the
+ drop_entry procedure can be activated every second, then it
+ randomly scans 1/32 of the whole and drops entries that are in
+ the SYN-RECV/SYNACK state, which should be effective against
+ syn-flooding attack.
+
+ The valid values of drop_entry are from 0 to 3, where 0 means
+ that this strategy is always disabled, 1 and 2 mean automatic
+ modes (when there is no enough available memory, the strategy
+ is enabled and the variable is automatically set to 2,
+ otherwise the strategy is disabled and the variable is set to
+ 1), and 3 means that that the strategy is always enabled.
+
+drop_packet - INTEGER
+ 0 - disabled (default)
+
+ The drop_packet defense is designed to drop 1/rate packets
+ before forwarding them to real servers. If the rate is 1, then
+ drop all the incoming packets.
+
+ The value definition is the same as that of the drop_entry. In
+ the automatic mode, the rate is determined by the follow
+ formula: rate = amemthresh / (amemthresh - available_memory)
+ when available memory is less than the available memory
+ threshold. When the mode 3 is set, the always mode drop rate
+ is controlled by the /proc/sys/net/ipv4/vs/am_droprate.
+
+expire_nodest_conn - BOOLEAN
+ 0 - disabled (default)
+ not 0 - enabled
+
+ The default value is 0, the load balancer will silently drop
+ packets when its destination server is not available. It may
+ be useful, when user-space monitoring program deletes the
+ destination server (because of server overload or wrong
+ detection) and add back the server later, and the connections
+ to the server can continue.
+
+ If this feature is enabled, the load balancer will expire the
+ connection immediately when a packet arrives and its
+ destination server is not available, then the client program
+ will be notified that the connection is closed. This is
+ equivalent to the feature some people requires to flush
+ connections when its destination is not available.
+
+expire_quiescent_template - BOOLEAN
+ 0 - disabled (default)
+ not 0 - enabled
+
+ When set to a non-zero value, the load balancer will expire
+ persistent templates when the destination server is quiescent.
+ This may be useful, when a user makes a destination server
+ quiescent by setting its weight to 0 and it is desired that
+ subsequent otherwise persistent connections are sent to a
+ different destination server. By default new persistent
+ connections are allowed to quiescent destination servers.
+
+ If this feature is enabled, the load balancer will expire the
+ persistence template if it is to be used to schedule a new
+ connection and the destination server is quiescent.
+
+nat_icmp_send - BOOLEAN
+ 0 - disabled (default)
+ not 0 - enabled
+
+ It controls sending icmp error messages (ICMP_DEST_UNREACH)
+ for VS/NAT when the load balancer receives packets from real
+ servers but the connection entries don't exist.
+
+secure_tcp - INTEGER
+ 0 - disabled (default)
+
+ The secure_tcp defense is to use a more complicated TCP state
+ transition table. For VS/NAT, it also delays entering the
+ TCP ESTABLISHED state until the three way handshake is completed.
+
+ The value definition is the same as that of drop_entry and
+ drop_packet.
+
+sync_threshold - INTEGER
+ default 3
+
+ It sets synchronization threshold, which is the minimum number
+ of incoming packets that a connection needs to receive before
+ the connection will be synchronized. A connection will be
+ synchronized, every time the number of its incoming packets
+ modulus 50 equals the threshold. The range of the threshold is
+ from 0 to 49.
+
+snat_reroute - BOOLEAN
+ 0 - disabled
+ not 0 - enabled (default)
+
+ If enabled, recalculate the route of SNATed packets from
+ realservers so that they are routed as if they originate from the
+ director. Otherwise they are routed as if they are forwarded by the
+ director.
+
+ If policy routing is in effect then it is possible that the route
+ of a packet originating from a director is routed differently to a
+ packet being forwarded by the director.
+
+ If policy routing is not in effect then the recalculated route will
+ always be the same as the original route so it is an optimisation
+ to disable snat_reroute and avoid the recalculation.
+
+sync_version - INTEGER
+ default 1
+
+ The version of the synchronisation protocol used when sending
+ synchronisation messages.
+
+ 0 selects the original synchronisation protocol (version 0). This
+ should be used when sending synchronisation messages to a legacy
+ system that only understands the original synchronisation protocol.
+
+ 1 selects the current synchronisation protocol (version 1). This
+ should be used where possible.
+
+ Kernels with this sync_version entry are able to receive messages
+ of both version 1 and version 2 of the synchronisation protocol.