[PATCH] static: Support for BFD controlled static routes

Ondrej Zajicek santiago at crfreenet.org
Sun Aug 2 11:40:43 CEST 2015

On Tue, Jul 14, 2015 at 06:33:30AM +0000, Steve Atkinson wrote:
> Hi,
> This is my first submission into the community, it is a change to the static protocol to support the addition / deletion of static routes based on the availability of the gateway as determined by BFD.
> This was implemented as a proof of concept for one of our customers,  it appears to work although has only been tested against the bfd-beacon, with routes exported to a remote BGP associated router.


Thanks for the patch. It is one thing i wanted to have implemented, just
i hadn't found the time to do it. There were some problems with the patch
(like not handling protocol reconfiguration, unnecessary function
locate_route_with_bfd_req() and some minor issues) and it is a simple
thing i rather implemented it anew. See:


It depends on a previous patch for general route options. There is a
slightly different syntax, 'bfd' is one option in a block of options:
route via { bfd; };

Also there is a minor semantic change - BFD session is required to be
established before the route is activated. Although other BFD-enhanced
protocols use BFD just in advisory manner (i.e. if BFD session cannot
be established, it is just disregarded), seems to me that for static
protocol, which does not have native way to establish liveness of
a neighbor, the mandatory manner (no session -> no route) makes much
more sense.

Elen sila lumenn' omentielvo

Ondrej 'Santiago' Zajicek (email: santiago at crfreenet.org)
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