Subject: Re: should the default route get a new interface automatically?
To: NetBSD Networking Technical Discussion List <tech-net@NetBSD.ORG>
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List: tech-net
Date: 07/28/2001 09:56:27
>> 	do you know what routing daemons are for? ;-)
>Ah, I don't think so -- especially not on simple multi-homed servers.
>We're not talking about anything really massively dynamic here -- just
>a way to avoid the obvious silly issues that the rest of the in-kernel
>networking code seems to quite happily work around....

	amount of dynamism does not have anything to do with justification
	for routing daemons.  all you need to do is
	- advertise routes (like just default) from two of your routers
	- listen to them on your server (routed -q)

>An IP route should be just an IP route, not an interface route -- the
>interface tag in an ordinary IP route shouldn't have precedence.  After
>all I didn't set the interface tag manually when I initially assigned
>the route -- it was learned dynamically.  Fixing it currently involves
>having to do the very unobvious -- delete the route and then add it back
>again exactly as it was!

	... above labor will be automated, completely.