Call TOA

Last updated: 2020-02-28 14:01:00

After receiving a three-way handshake ACK packet from the listening socket, the Linux kernel enters the TCP_ESTABLISHED status from SYN_REVC. The kernel calls the tcp_v4_syn_recv_sock function.
Hook function tcp_v4_syn_recv_sock_toa calls the original tcp_v4_syn_recv_sock function first, then extracts TOA OPTION from TCP OPTION by calling the get_toa_data function, and saves it in the sk_user_data field.

After the above call is completed, the kernel calls inet_getname_toa hook inet_getname to obtain the source IP and port. It first calls the original inet_getname, and checks whether the sk_user_data field is empty. If real IP and port can be extracted from this field, the returned values of inet_getname will be replaced with these two values.

The server program calls getpeername in user mode, and the original IP and port of the client will be returned.