Spurious error from i[pf]_carp

Max Laier max at love2party.net
Fri Dec 14 11:30:19 PST 2007

On Friday 14 December 2007, Bruce M. Simpson wrote:
> Tom Judge wrote:
> > I guess that there will be more than one VRRP implementation that
> > does not generate packets with a header the same size as the carp
> > header.
> >
> > I will look into generating a patch for this over the weekend,
> > however any thoughts/suggestions would be appreciated before I start
> > working on it.
> Sounds fine to me, thanks for doing this.

Alternatively you could change IPPROTO_CARP in netinet/in.h to another 
unused protocol number.  This is really the preferred way of dealing with 
mixed CARP and VRRP environments as the CARP packets might in turn 
irritate the VRRP routers, too.

> It is regrettable that CARP had to come into existence in the first
> place because of the VRRP intellectual property situation, and I guess
> this is one of the turds which end up floating in everyone's midst as a
> result, if you'll pardon the analogy.

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