Re: Equal Cost Multipath (more than one gateway)

From: Andi Kleen (
Date: Fri Feb 02 2001 - 08:00:57 EST

On Thu, Feb 01, 2001 at 06:52:21PM -0700, Jake Anawalt wrote:
> So, in a nut shell, since a) the isp's are not going to be peering with
> me and b) the gateway devices themselves aren't supported to give me
> even their status, I need to implement some route checking scripts to
> add or remove the bad default gateway if it happens to go down? Is my
> line of thinking correct, or am I missing some information about how
> osfp/rip enabled programs work, or is there another tool available to do
> this?

You don't need to change the routes, but up/down the interfaces as needed.
Interface up/down is currently the only routing failover event supported.
You could probably do that with a single user space daemon that regularly
checks links with a second route by ARP or pinging.

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