Linux IPv6 routing strange behaviour

Hannes Frederic Sowa hannes at
Thu Aug 15 12:31:26 CEST 2013

On Thu, Aug 15, 2013 at 07:39:23AM +0200, Mikael Abrahamsson wrote:
> On Wed, 14 Aug 2013, Max Tulyev wrote:
> >What is the soultion? There are *MILLIONS* of flows in the backbone...
> The solution is not to use a flow routing platform in the core. This 
> lesson was learnt at the end of the 90ties.
> So until the linux ipv6 forwarding code is fixed to do stateless 
> forwarding, it's just not suited for your application.

Some time ago I started working on nh-exceptions, but it is a very
delicate change. I hope I can look at this again as soon as I have some
more free time. Because the data structures are already in place for
IPv4 in the generic routing code it should be not such a big patch.



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