[quagga-dev 10886] Re: Vyatta & quagga - VyOS direction

Paul Gear quagga at libertysys.com.au
Wed Oct 30 23:25:04 GMT 2013

Hi Stephen,

Are you at liberty to shed any light on the history of the vyatta-quagga 
packages and the genetic origin of the divergence from upstream?  That 
would be helpful in merging in the changes from recent upstream versions.


On 10/31/2013 09:20 AM, Stephen Hemminger wrote:
> On Wed, 30 Oct 2013 16:57:38 -0400
> Alexis Rosen <quagga-users at alexis.users.panix.com> wrote:
> I don't think I am at liberty to disclose what Brocade's plans are in this area.
>> If I remember correctly some of the patches that shemminger did for vyatta's quagga that weren't taken upstream were related to link up/down issues.  I believe the problem with those patches was that they were linux specific.  Is it still a goal for quagga to support Solaris and all the BSD flavors?
> The Vyatta version of Quagga did not depend on any kernel patches. There is a kernel patch related to link
> up/down but it is to handle the issue of ping and Linux's default weak host model. On Linux by default if
> you ping any address in the router, it will respond even if the interface that address is assigned to is down.
> Router customers did not like that behavior.

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