[Mageia-discuss] network balancing by default

Maarten Vanraes maarten.vanraes at gmail.com
Mon Oct 25 20:09:11 CEST 2010

Op maandag 25 oktober 2010 00:56:32 schreef P. Christeas:
> On Sunday 24 October 2010, Maarten Vanraes wrote:
> > 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 laptop.
> Will that do ? :
> http://git.hellug.gr/?p=xrg/ip-multipath;a=summary
> (note to myself: I have to build a man^Hgeia rpm..)

This looks like something different than what i intended; isn't this more of a 
configured thing?

I would propose some changes to the networkingscripts. when having gateway 
addresses (through various means) to change the stuff.

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