[quagga-dev 8020] Re: VRF (was: bgpd: Implement multipath insertion into RIB)

Jon jonirucoeith at gmail.com
Mon Jun 7 20:12:13 BST 2010


It would seem a consensus needs to be reached wrt design philosophy.

The most important IMHO would be to ensure that the selected solution can
run on multiple platforms, and not just Linux.

Teaching Zebra to understand and handle a rib with many tables is not that
hard. Most of what is needed is already in place, the parameter to define
which table to use needs to be available at some levels, but those changes
are relatively minor.

I'm not sure running multiple instances of zebra/ospf/bgp would be a very
popular solution, even if it is the "correct way to do it". The added
complexity and requirements for filesystem could scare anyone.

Lets keep Quagga relatively simple and flexible for the ordinary Joe looking
for a cheap router.

Just my two cents....

On Mon, Jun 7, 2010 at 7:17 PM, David Lamparter <equinox at diac24.net> wrote:

> Am Montag, den 07.06.2010, 19:49 +0530 schrieb Boian Bonev:
> > 1. Make zebra understand and manipulate a RIB with many tables;
>
> no.
>
> "many tables" is _NOT_ VRF. multiple routing tables are Linux's way of
> implementing policy routing.
>
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