Subject: Re: CARP (OpenBSD)
To: Michael Hertrick <>
From: David Maxwell <>
List: current-users
Date: 11/05/2003 16:33:51
On Wed, Nov 05, 2003 at 03:51:33PM -0500, Michael Hertrick wrote:
> In case you hadn't heard, OpenBSD has a new protocol in -current called 
> CARP (Common Address Redundancy Protocol) to facilitate automatic 
> failover and load-balancing.  
> This is great news to me, a networker who has wanted these features for 
> my BSD routers, firewalls, and servers for years.  It would be even 
> greater news if CARP was incorporated into NetBSD.


> Will NetBSD implement CARP in the future, or some other VRRP 
> alternative?  Or, is CARP still too young and volatile to consider for 
> NetBSD?

Hopefully, things don't get refused for inclusion in NetBSD because of

Quality/Stability, and Design Goals might not be compatible - those are
the actual reasons. People could misinterpret them as 'ageism'.

If the design makes sense, and someone is interested in working on it,
it could well be pulled into NetBSD sooner rather than later. The
simpler explanation is that, since it seems to have been committed
around Oct 16, no NetBSD developers have noticed, or had time to
investigate it yet.

David Maxwell,| -->
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