[quagga-dev 4368] Re: multipath policy support for quagga

Andrew J. Schorr aschorr at telemetry-investments.com
Wed Sep 20 13:26:24 BST 2006


On Tue, Sep 19, 2006 at 12:13:30AM +0200, Piotr Chytla wrote:
> In last few days or maybe more ;) I've been working on multipath routing ,
> enable-multipath for quagga works great , routes inserted for ex. by ospf 
> to routing table have 2 or more nexthops , but problem is that
> packet distribiution is based on route cache. Route cache can't balance traffic 
> between two or more connections (I've 2 machines connected with 2 ethernet connections, 
> with ospf between them) , when route is cached , all 
> flows will goes only via one connection.
> I've write patch for quagga 0.99.4 (It will also fit to cvs), that
> implement selection of multipath policy(multipath policy is in linux
> kernel from 2.6.12) . 

This sounds interesting, but I have a preliminary stupid question:
where is this linux multipath policy feature documented? 
I couldn't find it with google...

Thanks,
Andy



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