[quagga-dev 3594] Re: quagga MRIB (from MBGP/IPv4 Multicast)

Paul Jakma paul at clubi.ie
Fri Aug 19 20:00:41 BST 2005

Hi Hugo,

On Fri, 19 Aug 2005, Hugo Santos wrote:

> As a side question, i would like to know if there is a stable 
> interface (and if such interface doesn't exist if there is interest 
> for it) for external RIB/MRIB queries and possibly receiving events 
> when prefixes change or are added/removed.

It does yes.

> After a quick traversal through Quagga's source i would say that 
> you must be explicitly in the redistribution tables (and thus 
> change Quagga to use such interface),

Unfortunately, correct. There isn't a good means to use zserv 
'anonymously'. This hopefully will be fixed when someone gets round 
to cleaning up zserv.

> but maybe the zebra protocol broadcasts messages also by other 
> means and i'm wrong?

It doesn't at the moment, but I have no problem at all with 
allocating the required identifiers to external projects, until Zserv 
does. Send diff, you get! :)

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