nova-api should add iptables rules to accept metadata API requests

Bug #856385 reported by Mark McLoughlin on 2011-09-22
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OpenStack Compute (nova)
Mark McLoughlin

Bug Description

On systems where the default policy for the iptables INPUT filter is DROP, I'm seeing metadata requests being dropped.

Something similar to:

  $> sudo iptables -t filter -A nova-network-INPUT \
                   -s -d $ec2_dmz_host \
                   -m tcp -p tcp --dport $ec2_port -j ACCEPT

fixes it for me

To explain fully, this on Fedora where the the default policy is actually ACCEPT but the last rule in the INPUT chain is:

  -A INPUT -j REJECT --reject-with icmp-host-prohibited

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Mark McLoughlin (markmc) on 2011-09-22
Changed in nova:
assignee: nobody → Mark McLoughlin (markmc)
status: New → In Progress
Thierry Carrez (ttx) on 2011-09-26
Changed in nova:
importance: Undecided → Medium

Submitter: Jenkins
Branch: master

 status fixcommitted

commit d503dd6de4f45f149dfa295fd3137f4944ed7f66
Author: Mark McLoughlin <email address hidden>
Date: Mon Sep 5 07:10:52 2011 +0100

    Add INPUT chain rule for EC2 metadata requests (lp:856385)

    On Fedora, the default policy for the INPUT chain in the filter table
    is DROP. This means that EC2 metadata requests from guests get dropped.

    Add this rule to let it through:

    $> sudo iptables -t filter -A nova-network-INPUT \
                     -s -d $ec2_dmz_host \
                     -m tcp -p tcp --dport $ec2_port -j ACCEPT

    It makes no sense to have nova-network add an iptables rule for the EC2
    metadata service, since they may not actually be on the same host.

    Instead, nova-api should add it directly. In order to do that, we add a
    manager class for API services and allow the EC2 manager use the network
    driver to add the rule.

    Change-Id: I7c1f973c662a6d290e555b6a2ce8fc301f27b543

Changed in nova:
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Thierry Carrez (ttx) on 2011-11-09
Changed in nova:
milestone: none → essex-1
Thierry Carrez (ttx) on 2011-11-17
Changed in nova:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Thierry Carrez (ttx) on 2012-04-05
Changed in nova:
milestone: essex-1 → 2012.1
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