[PATCH 2/3] babel: Short-circuit route selection for routes we originate ourselves

Ondrej Zajicek santiago at crfreenet.org
Wed May 9 16:27:43 CEST 2018

On Tue, May 01, 2018 at 01:22:47PM +0200, Toke Høiland-Jørgensen wrote:
> This behaviour relies on the fact that the route was initially learned
> from the kernel, so from the nest's perspective it has very low
> preference. I'm not sure that is actually desirable in Babel's case? Why
> are routes learned from the kernel assigned the lowest preference?

I think that it is some legacy issue. Perhaps the original idea was that
routes learned from kernel were some initial routes used during boot,
which were later replaced by routes from dynamic routing. But as BIRD (on
Linux) currently do not allow to overwrite alien routes anyway, it would
make sense that these routes would have higher priority, like static

Elen sila lumenn' omentielvo

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