[Mageia-discuss] network balancing by default

Maarten Vanraes maarten.vanraes at gmail.com
Sun Oct 24 11:43:28 CEST 2010

I would propose the following:

A.) by default, add for every interface, a little advanced routing which makes 
packets return from the same way they came.
This usually is only useful with incoming packets, but can still be useful if 
laptops have for example 2 gateways because the wifi is still on and the cable 
is too. That would mean that from both interfaces it'd be possible to use ssh 
or vnc or whatever.

B.) if we have multiple gateways (like in that case), have them use both 
balancedly. ie: start a small daemon which checks which of the gateways is up 
or down; and change the default gateway accordingly, or even both in some kind 
of balanced mode. (with advanced routing.)

This would have the benefit, if you have really clueless users with a laptop; 
that everything will still work well. and you're still able to take over his 



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