[quagga-users 3438] Re: Inactive Interface ????

Andrew J. Schorr aschorr at telemetry-investments.com
Wed Dec 15 20:14:38 GMT 2004

On Tue, Dec 14, 2004 at 10:56:02AM -0600, Shane Drinkwater wrote:
> I am using a GRE tunnel to connect two sites together using Linux boxes. The
> problem is that quagga seems to think that the GRE tunnel is a inactive
> interface so
> it does not replicate the route to other routers/Linux Boxes. The Steps I
> use to create the tunnel is as follws:
> /sbin/modprobe ipip
> /sbin/modprobe ip_gre
> /sbin/ip tunnel add dvuclnet mode gre remote local
> ttl 255
> /sbin/ip addr add dev dvuclnet
> /sbin/route add -host gw
> /sbin/route add -net gw
> the ifconfig looks like
> \dvuclnet  Link encap:UNSPEC  HWaddr
> AC-1B-1A-01-00-00-8D-56-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00
>           inet addr:  P-t-P:  Mask:
>           UP POINTOPOINT RUNNING NOARP  MTU:1476  Metric:1
>           RX packets:697914 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
>           TX packets:934805 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
>           collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
>           RX bytes:83827639 (79.9 MiB)  TX bytes:500855661 (477.6 MiB)

Don't you need to specify the peer address for the dvuclnet interface?
Notice that currently the P-t-P address is the same as the 'inet addr'.
That's not good.  But it's really best not to use ifconfig.  What
do you get when you run "ip addr ls dvuclnet"?


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