[quagga-dev 10512] Re: Adding "encapsulation dot1q" option to interfaces

Dinesh Dutt ddutt at cumulusnetworks.com
Fri May 3 03:16:03 BST 2013


For what it is worth, I feel the same way as David, Stephen and Nick.
I'm not in favor of complicating the quagga code for something that
works quite well outside quagga and feels outside the scope of quagga.

Dinesh
On 05/02/2013 09:54 AM, Stephen Hemminger wrote:
> I understand the desire for a single management CLI but this seems like
> adding unnecessary. There a lots of subtleties to interface management and
> the world is bigger than just simple VLAN's. What about tunnels, what about
> all the possible VLAN options (like priority and QinQ)? And BSD, Linux, Solaris,
> et all have different features and options. It also means more work for developers
> as you duplicate functionality of other tools.
>
> IMHO the current Quagga suffers from doing to much in the shell. But I
> am and old Unix believer who believed 'cat -v considered harmful'.
>
> XORP tried to do a unified model, and it ended up being a whole shell.
>
>
> Disclosure:
> I work for Vyatta which has a full router style CLI. Therefore your change
> overlaps what we do. There is a open-source version of Vyatta, maybe that
> would meet your needs.
>
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