Gigabit Linux Routers

Ingo Flaschberger if at
Thu Dec 18 12:13:07 UTC 2008

Dear Eugeniu,

>> OS:
>> Freebsd:
>> pros: very stable, quagge runs very well, fastforwarding support,
>>     simple traffic shaping, interrupt less polling supported
>> cons: only 1 route for each network, vrrp failover is not easy to
>>     implement with quagga and ospf, no multipath routing
>> Linux:
>> pros: more than 1 route for each network possible,
>>     interrupt less polling should be supported?
>>     fastforwarding ?
>> cons: no multipath routing
>        ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
> 	Are you sure ? Because there is an option in the kernel, under 
> advanced routing setup to enable multipath routing.
> 	And also, with iproute2, you can add multiple gateways with 
> different/equal weights for a specific prefix

Multipath, yes, but flow-based, not per packet.
There exists a patch for 2.4 kernel, but not for 2.6
Or tinker with iptables.

Kind regards,
 	Ingo Flaschberger

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