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Feature #10223

Add the ability to create additional loopback interfaces

Added by Valery V.Smirnov about 1 year ago. Updated 4 months ago.

Status:
New
Priority:
Normal
Assignee:
-
Category:
Interfaces
Target version:
Start date:
01/31/2020
Due date:
% Done:

0%

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Description

This is important for setting up dynamic routing protocols such as BGP, OSPF, and so on.
FreeBSD already has such functionality. This is implemented by adding lo<number> interfaces and their configuration in the /etc/rc.conf file. For example:
cloned_interfaces = "lo1"
ifconfig_lo1 = "inet a.b.c.d/prefixlen"

History

#1 Updated by Christian McDonald 4 months ago

Second this.

The current workaround is to create a bogus VLAN on a physical interface and assign these as passive-interfaces in FRR.

#2 Updated by Steve Wheeler 4 months ago

Looks like a duplicate of: https://redmine.pfsense.org/issues/6651

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