Subject: Re: path MTU vs. default route
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: None <email@example.com>
Date: 09/27/1999 19:26:09
>I have a machine on a network which is served by two routers, one of which
>is the default route at any given time. The router selection happens via
>gated and ICMP router discovery protocols.
>The problem is, if I enable PMTU as well, routes to the then-current
>router are added explicitly:
>Destination Gateway Flags Refs Use Mtu Interface
>default 22.214.171.124 UG 45 2355519 - fxp0
>126.96.36.199 188.8.131.52 UGHD 3 2119 1450 fxp0
>What I'd like to see is:
>184.108.40.206 default UGHD 3 2119 1450 fxp0
>so when the router changes, the connetion won't get screwed.
(Assuming your trouble is that cloned route remains installed even when
default route is changed, not path MTU size issue)
FreeBSD seems to have kernel code to remove any cloned route, when
clone parent (default route in this case) gets removed. This will
use an extra bit or two in rt_flags. So, every time the default
router is changed, cloned route will be removed.
I'm not sure if this is the way to go or not.