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[VLAN] macvlan_config

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On Mon, Aug 07, 2006 at 11:09:27AM +0100, Alex Zeffertt wrote:
> >I think Ben and I think alike on this one: having a destination
> >mac-oriented interface means you have multiple NIC's on the same
> >network with different MAC's, but with the same reliability. If
> >the physical interface dies, al the mac-vlan interfaces die.
> >Exactly what you need for a good implementation of VRRP. Of
> >course it is not a vlan group as you describe it.
> >
> 
> I'm still not sure I understand this.  Can you expand?

http://www.kwaak.net/~ard/VRRP-mac.png

(I was documenting the firewall stuff)
On the master firewall the mac-vlan device is up, on the slave it
is down.
Of course, for the global configuration:
/proc/sys/net/ipv4/conf/all/arp-ignore=1

On failover, only the switch has to learn the port, and all the
hosts keep their neighbour caches.

Using mac-vlans one can implement 100% pure VRRP or CARP.

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