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Todo #1521

Investigate FreeBSD route metric support for future versions

Added by Jim Pingle over 6 years ago.

Status:
New
Priority:
Normal
Assignee:
-
Category:
Routing
Target version:
Start date:
05/12/2011
Due date:
% Done:

0%


Description

It would be nice to have multiple gateways for a given route with metrics that get properly respected for route preference, without the need for a dynamic routing protocol.

This would make a lot of things easier:
  • Multiple "default" gateways with an order of preference handled purely in the routing table, and the ability to round-robin traffic if two routes have the same metric
  • Multiple gateways/paths to a single remote network that can failover gracefully without the need for a dynamic routing protocol
  • And many more.

This is mainly a note to check in on this in the future (2.1, 2.2, way beyond). Perhaps involving ECMP as well.

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