More ramblings from the annoying route engine guy...
jcoombs at gwi.net
Thu Oct 21 10:07:18 PDT 2004
So, I've been slowly making progress getting my route schema working
within LWIP. This is not the way to learn C. In any case, after
chatting on #dragonflybsd I found out that many people are
interested in something that rolls vrrp/carp/etc functionality in
with loadbalancing, so loosing an interface doesn't drop a box, etc.
I just happen to have been spending the last few days pounding on
Extreme's and wonder if their schema could be of use.
Extreme's are an entirely virtual interface driven system. For
simplicity they call their interface's vlans, although they have
nothing to 802.1q. IP interfaces are defined by individual vlans.
These vlans are then bound to one or more physical interfaces. This
lets you literally bind say, 192.168.1.1/24 to 4 gigabit ports. It
might be cpu intensive, but instead of layering on carp/vrrp could
this sort of schema work and allow even greater flexibility?
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