[Olsr-users] FIBMetric field in OLSRd 0.5.6-r2

Henning Rogge (spam-protected)
Mon Mar 23 07:34:03 CET 2009

On Montag 23 März 2009 00:07:36 Juliusz Chroboczek wrote:
> > I think the setting tries to use the hopcount of the target as the "cost"
> > value of the routing entry, which nerver worked really well
> It also doesn't make a lot of sense.
> Kernel routes (FIB entries, in Cisco parlance) carry a numeric field, known
> as the ``priority'' under BSD and the ``metric'' under Linux.  They are
> a useful tool to administratively define preferences between routing
> protocols -- say, prefer static routes to routes learned from OLSR to
> routes learned from RIP.
> It does not make a lot of sense to make the kernel priority equal to the
> OLSR hop count.
Like I said, I'm not sure about it (maybe Markus Kittenberg could answer 
this). But I know that the FIB metric stuff was spelled trouble when he 
cleaned up the policy routing code.

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