SKB editing action in tc(8)         Linux        SKB editing action in tc(8)

NAME         top

       skbedit - SKB editing action

SYNOPSIS         top

       tc ... action skbedit [ queue_mapping QUEUE_MAPPING ] [ priority
               PRIORITY ] [ mark MARK ] ptype PTYPE ]

DESCRIPTION         top

       The skbedit action allows to change a packet's associated meta data.
       It complements the pedit action, which in turn allows to change parts
       of the packet data itself.

       The most unique feature of skbedit is it's ability to decide over
       which queue of an interface with multiple transmit queues the packet
       is to be sent out. The number of available transmit queues is
       reflected by sysfs entries within /sys/class/net/<interface>/queues
       with name tx-N (where N is the actual queue number).

OPTIONS         top

       queue_mapping QUEUE_MAPPING
              Override the packet's transmit queue. Useful when applied to
              packets transmitted over MQ-capable network interfaces.
              QUEUE_MAPPING is an unsigned 16bit value in decimal format.

       priority PRIORITY
              Override the packet classification decision.  PRIORITY is
              either root, none or a hexadecimal major class ID optionally
              followed by a colon (:) and a hexadecimal minor class ID.

       mark MARK
              Change the packet's firewall mark value.  MARK is an unsigned
              32bit value in automatically detected format (i.e., prefix
              with '0x' for hexadecimal interpretation, etc.).

       ptype PTYPE
              Override the packet's type. Useful for setting packet type to
              host when needing to allow ingressing packets with the wrong
              MAC address but correct IP address.  PTYPE is one of: host,
              otherhost, broadcast, multicast

SEE ALSO         top

       tc(8), tc-pedit(8)

COLOPHON         top

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iproute2                         12 Jan 2015     SKB editing action in tc(8)