[FROG] Announcing support for VRRP

Stefan Priebe - Profihost AG s.priebe at profihost.ag
Tue May 21 02:11:34 EDT 2019

Dear Quentin,

Am 21.05.19 um 06:35 schrieb Muenz, Michael:
> Am 20.05.2019 um 22:23 schrieb Quentin Young:
>> Greetings operators,
>> A few days ago, support for VRRP (Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol) was
>> merged into master. VRRP is used to provide router redundancy on LANs.
>> FRRouting supports versions 2 and 3 of the protocol.
>> Our next release will not have this new protocol. It will ship in the
>> subsequent release, around September/October. In the meantime it is
>> available
>> in our master Git branch.
>> RFCs:
>> https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc5798
>> https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc3768
>> FRRouting documentation:
>> http://docs.frrouting.org/en/latest/vrrp.html

what's the reason behind the kernel module? Why is it needed? Isn't VRRP
just multicast which can be send in userspace? And the IP up down stuff
is managed by the macvlan module. Or it is just 5.1+ because the proto
up / down patch for macvlan got merged into 5.1?


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