Spurious error from i[pf]_carp
Bruce M. Simpson
bms at FreeBSD.org
Sat Dec 15 17:53:38 PST 2007
Max Laier wrote:
> 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.
This sounds like a common use case. Perhaps there is motivation for
making the protocol number used by CARP a loader tunable?
[I'd really like it if we had a kernel API for adding the virtual MAC
addresses to ifnet too, then again I'd like the cheat for infinite
chocolate fudge sundaes in life, bed and breakfast at The Savoy with my
choice of actress, etc]
> /* no comment */
No disrespect to anyone intended, just that CARP does duplicate the
functionality of VRRP.
It's worth reiterating that this is what happens when software patents
are allowed to creep in to the nuts and bolts of the operational
Internet -- and thus, CARP was born, and thus Tom runs into the issue he
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