misc/117000: CARP using address-less host NIC (carpdev)

Scott Brickey Me at SBrickey.net
Sun Oct 7 12:00:11 PDT 2007

>Number:         117000
>Category:       misc
>Synopsis:       CARP using address-less host NIC (carpdev)
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       low
>Responsible:    freebsd-bugs
>State:          open
>Class:          update
>Submitter-Id:   current-users
>Arrival-Date:   Sun Oct 07 19:00:10 GMT 2007
>Originator:     Scott Brickey
>Release:        6.2
FreeBSD host.domain 6.2-RELEASE-p5 FreeBSD 6.2-RELEASE-p5 #0: Mon Jul  2 20:09:36 EDT 2007     sullrich at builder6.pfsense.com:/usr/obj.pfSense/usr/src/sys/pfSense.6  i386
OpenBSD calls it the "carpdev" option... it allows the host NIC to remain ip-less, and as a result allows CARP to be utilized when only a single IP is available.
try to utilize CARP when you've only got a single address to use.
use OpenBSD


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