Source IP for multihomed peer

Benda Xu heroxbd at
Fri Oct 15 02:39:01 UTC 2021

Hi Svenne,

We have met exactly the same problem.

Svenne Krap <svenne at> writes:

> [...]
> My question is twofold:
> 1) Does the above seem like a likely chain of events?
> 2) Is there any way to force the source ip of the connection from boxA
> to always use address boxA1 ?
> From the documentation Listenport only seems like the portnumber and
> there seems to be no way to set the source ip.

It has been discussed on the list several times.  But Jason seems not
convinced of the necessity of address binding.

Rulin and I tried to implement an address binding feature at,

It was verified to work with Linux-5.7.


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