Default route with object tracking

Ivan Pepelnjak ip at ioshints.info
Mon Feb 1 14:03:58 CST 2010


To be absolutely safe, choose 4-5 of the ideas, track all of them and use a composite track object to combine them :)

You can find a lot more details (including the oscillating routing problem) here:

http://www.nil.com/ipcorner/SmallSiteMultiHoming/
http://wiki.nil.com/Small_site_multihoming

Good luck!
Ivan Pepelnjak
blog.ioshints.info / www.ioshints.info


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Andrey Gordon [mailto:andrey.gordon at gmail.com]
> Sent: Monday, February 01, 2010 4:14 PM
> To: Nanog
> Subject: Default route with object tracking
> 
> Hi list.
> 
> I'd like to setup my default routes to the Interwebz to be conditional on
> reachability of something on the Interwebz. I got two different ISPs (no
> BGP). I'm trying to figure out what would be a reliable object to track?
> Meaning, it's probably not reasonable to track my ISPs default gateway,
> since it does not protect me from someone on the ISP side screwing up. I'm
> thinking of tracking something like google.com, but am not sure if after I
> resolve google.com for the first time, it will be simply tracking an
> arbitrary server (or some load balancer).
> 
> I wanted to see what experienced folks think is a reliable tracking
> target.
> Any comments are much appreciated.
> 
> thank you,
> 
> 
> -----
> Andrey Gordon [andrey.gordon at gmail.com]






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