[quagga-dev 8835] Re: New feature idea- "LAN Sensing"- provide a useable route to a broken LAN

Daniel Ng daniel.ng1234 at gmail.com
Tue Sep 13 06:50:18 BST 2011


On Tue, Sep 13, 2011 at 3:31 PM, Denis Ovsienko <infrastation at yandex.ru>wrote:

>
> This makes a sense, and furthermore, it does not require this logic to be
> in Quagga. One can have a cron job to sense the presence of the rest of a
> network in a way, and adjust router configuration appropriately. For
> example, it is possible to remove/discriminate LAN's connected route and its
> traffic will be routed to remaining router, once dynamic routing is setup
> appropriately. Other solutions may be possible.
>
> Thanks for your reply Denis.

Why not make it a configurable feature in Quagga, rather than have to deal
with maintaining yet another cron job?

Quagga (at least with ospfd) would already know about the presence of the
OSPF speaker on the LAN, and it could also deal with appropriately
influencing the kernel's routing table.
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