Bug#865423: gst-rtsp-server1.0: testsuite emits large amounts of multicast traffic

Sebastian Dröge slomo at debian.org
Wed Jun 21 11:03:11 UTC 2017

On Wed, 2017-06-21 at 11:47 +0100, James Cowgill wrote:
> Hi,
> While running the testsuite, the "gst/rtspserver" test emits about 200k
> UDP packets into the local network. They are all sent to a multicast
> address which will be forwarded to the router for the current subnet and
> then probably dropped (since no-one else should be in the chosen
> multicast group). This violates Policy 4.9 which states "For packages in
> the main archive, no required targets may attempt network access."
> On a related note, this does seem to be the cause of losing all the mips
> buildds at AQL recently. The multicast traffic seems to trip the
> protection mechanisms at AQL and so the router disables the Debian rack
> to "protect" the rest of the network. There was a firewall rule to
> prevent this, but there was a typo in it so it didn't work this time.
> It is likely this package will be blacklisted on mips* until this bug is
> fixed.

Can you think of any alternative other than disabling the testsuite?
I'm ok with disabling it if there's nothing else we can do, and feel
free to also just upload a NMU for that :)

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