Subject: Re: CARP or similar functionality?
To: Peter Seebach <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Pavel Cahyna <email@example.com>
Date: 10/08/2004 14:34:02
On Fri, 08 Oct 2004 01:27:20 +0000, Peter Seebach wrote:
> I've gotten a gig setting up a pair of routers with failover using CARP and
> pfsync under OpenBSD.
> This is sorta cool.
> Does NetBSD have a nice simple way to have machines do automatic failover
> like this?
I once wanted to do something similar by have two bridging firewalls (see
bridge(4) and the BRIDGE_IPF option). By using stp, only one would be
active at any time and STP (spanning-tree protocol) would take care of
failover. But I never did it (one firewall was reliable enough) so I do
not know if it works.