[Olsr-users] HNA announce for the same network

John Hay (spam-protected)
Fri May 21 06:11:26 CEST 2010

On Thu, May 20, 2010 at 10:16:42PM +0200, Mitar wrote:
> Hi!
> On Wed, May 19, 2010 at 2:20 PM, Henning Rogge
> <(spam-protected)> wrote:
> > If you don't use NAT on the two nodes and the target network has a correct
> > route back towards the OLSR nodes, it should work. TCP might be a little bit
> > "annoyed" when the route changes because delay and packet ordering might be
> > changed, but the connectivity should be there.
> But is that really useful? Having a HNA on nodes connected to the
> subnet means that you are not running OLSR in the subnet. So then you
> probably have a static route just to one of this nodes connected to
> the subnet (acting as a gateway). So if this nodes fails then having
> another node does not really help.
> It would help for load-balancing but then if one node fails you would
> have just 50 % packet loss (if you have two nodes connected to the
> subnet).
> Or am I missing something? Any other use case?

Well you could run something like CARP on the HNA sides of those routers.

John Hay -- (spam-protected) / (spam-protected)

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