CARP carpdev

Gleb Smirnoff glebius at
Wed Feb 15 08:26:58 UTC 2012

On Wed, Feb 15, 2012 at 02:33:43AM +0000, Bjoern A. Zeeb wrote:
B> > On 02/14/12 17:33, Freddie Cash wrote:
B> >> On Tue, Feb 14, 2012 at 8:56 AM, Hugo Silva<hugo at>  wrote:
B> >>> Looks like there's been conversations about porting this to FreeBSD since at
B> >>> least 2007.
B> >>> 
B> >>> Are there any plans to have ifconfig carpdev available in 9.0-STABLE?
B> >> 
B> >> CARP support has been redone in 10-CURRENT, removing the whole "carp0"
B> >> pseudo-interface support, and just enabling the CARP protocol on the
B> >> existing network interfaces. This includes the equivalent of "carpdev"
B> >> support.
B> >> 
B> >> Search the -current archives for more information, CFT, and so on.
B> >> 
B> >> I don't recall seeing anything about specific plans to MFC to
B> >> stable/9, but could be mis-remembering things.
B> >> 
B> > 
B> > 
B> >
B> > 
B> > The single IP limitation may be a problem in some locations..
B> > 
B> > Did not find anything about a possible MFC either. glebius@ is cc'd, perhaps he can add something, but based on, I don't think it's been MFCd (there's a primer for the new carp in current's UPDATING)\
B> There's no plans to MFC given it changes things significantly.
B> I however wonder if someone wants to provide a user branch in SVN to
B> provide regular patchsets for stable/9 and maybe even stable/8 (8.3R)
B> to help people not going to HEAD?

If you are hinting at me, I would not :P To get benefits of new carp(4) and
updated pf(4) I'm running head in production.

What I can do is providing information about exact revisions that I am running.
Usually I update a single router, and wait for some time to prove its
stability, then roll out a release from that revision and update other routers.

Totus tuus, Glebius.

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