iptables provides a way to mark/tag packets for future identification/accounting, etc. A brief discussion of it is offered here:
Here is a more detailed description of the issue I am working on:
Getting to the crux of the issue as it stands now.
I need to get rid of the mark on the packets after they have been processed by tc and sent on. That can be done by a VM down the line, too.
Basic logic of the process should be: “anything that comes with a mark, erase that mark, send it on”.
Effectively, going off this syntax:
iptables -A FORWARD -t mangle -i eth0 -j MARK –set-mark 6
I would need to be able to come up with something like –erase-mark or functional equivalent thereof.
Any suggestions much appreciated.