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Re: Routing bug ?

On Fri, May 07, 2004 at 11:23:19PM -0400, Mike Tancsa wrote:
> At 06:15 PM 07/05/2004, Theo de Raadt wrote:
> >> Now FreeBSD 4.* acts equaly exeption is the PRCLONING which is a FreeBSD
> >> extension while in FreeBSD 5.2 and upwards the cached route in the pcb
> >> where removed and so every outgoing packet does a new route lookup and
> >> therefor sees the readded route.
> >
> >Read this as "performance hit".
> Hi,
> Thanks for the feedback.  For us, the behavior breaks raccoon in an 
> environment where links come and go.  i.e. l2tp/pptp links that come and go 
> due to a very lossy path. (we need to use l2tp/pptp initially to make the 
> connection for a number of reasons).
> Is OpenBSD able to handle such a setup ?  e.g. lossy link that connects via 
> mpd initially via an netgraph interface.  The Key exchange daemon does its 
> think via the ng interface on port 500.  The link goes down due to a number 
> of reasons beyond our control.  the Key exchange daemon tries to go out the 
> default route/discard interface or is just blocked via appropriate 
> ACL.  Regardless, it tries to go out a different interface.  The link comes 
> back up. the key exchange daemon is still sending out the default 
> interface... problems ensue.
> One of the FreeBSD folks had the following to say on their design decisions
> http://docs.freebsd.org/cgi/mid.cgi?409BFBD5.5050101

As said in the mail from Andre. Don't bind(2)/connect(2) to a udp port but
instead use sendto(2)/recvfrom(2) all the time. Or just close(2) and
reopen -- socket(2) -- the connection from time to time.

If raccoon is broken you should probably fix it there. There is now way
the kernel will change his behaviour.

:wq Claudio

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