[ILUG] ip route equalize
ronan at iol.ie
Mon Sep 1 13:49:45 IST 2008
On Mon, 1 Sep 2008, Kieran Murphy wrote:
> (oops... and to the list too)
> What you need to undestand about Equal Cost Multi-Path, is that its a
> per-flow load-balancing.
> Not per-packet, which I think is what you're expecting to see.
Per-packet is indeed what I'm after, which is what the equalize flag
appears to support.
> So, in theory, if you changed one of these, it should re-balance. If you
> have enough diverse flows, they should even out the balance over your
> links... if that makes sense.
There's only going to be one flow, otherwise the normal per-flow behaviour
would probably suffice. The requirement is to effectively use the
aggregate capacity of the multiple links to carry this flow.
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