Linux and ULA support and default route

otroan at otroan at
Fri Oct 14 14:33:49 CEST 2016


>>> Imagine a setup with *two* routers.  One of them has broken Internet,
>>> the other is working.  How can the hosts decide if both keep announcing
>>> themselves as "I can reach anything"?
>> in the general case the host still has to take the 'I can reach anything' announcement with a pinch of salt.
>> and it should be able to try both (or more) connections and react accordingly when one fails.
> ...which is the default host behaviour if the OS supports RFC4861.
> Sadly some "user friendly" network mangers breaks this and setting a
> static route with a better metric to just one(!) router.

not really. that only covers the first hop. any failure anywhere else along the path would not be dealt with by 4861.


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