Subject: Re: works in progress: route cache invalidation, RADIX_MPATH
To: David Young <>
From: Rui Paulo <>
List: tech-net
Date: 11/18/2006 11:50:28
On Nov 16, 2006, at 10:18 PM, David Young wrote:

> I don't know when I will get around to debugging and committing this.
> Not very soon, I'm afraid.
> RADIX_MPATH fixes a bug, albeit not a very popular one: IIRC, the
> Host Requirements Spec requires that the routing table can hold more
> than one default route, and NetBSD's will not.  So we are not strictly
> compliant.
> RADIX_MPATH also makes it a lot easier for someone to bootstrap an
> experiment in wireless routing.  Wireless routing is a hot topic these
> days.  NetBSD is too often overlooked as a platform for that.
> I believe RADIX_MPATH will help us do things like operate in the IPv4
> link-local subnet (169.254/16) on more than one ethernet, without  
> bridging
> all of the ethernets together.  (Yes, I really do think that's  
> useful. :-)

Yes, RADIX_MPATH would be a good addition to NetBSD. I've been also  
thinking about bringing this code from KAME, but, unfortunately, I  
don't have much time or enough machines to do the testing.

Rui Paulo