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Re: nslu2: two devices: one by default



En/na Michael Shuler ha escrit:
On 11/09/2009 11:23 AM, Xan wrote:
En/na Lennart Sorensen ha escrit:
'ethtool' or 'ip link' should be able to tell you if a link is up or
down.
A clever tool would subscribe to netlink and get notifications of link
state changes, but that probably isn't necesary.

I'm planned to write a daemon which change route table according with
the ip link state of eth0. I have two alternatives: use ip link and see
periodically the state of link of eth0 and use netlink. I think the best
it's the second (in the first case I have to wait one hour or one
minute.... for recover eth0 connection after plug).

Can you help me writting it?
In the man page of netlink, we could follow:

The following example creates a NETLINK_ROUTE netlink socket which will
listen to the RTMGRP_LINK (network interface create/delete/up/down
events) and RTMGRP_IPV4_IFADDR (IPv4 addresses add/delete events) mul‐
ticast groups.

struct sockaddr_nl sa;

memset(&sa, 0, sizeof(sa));
snl.nl_family = AF_NETLINK;
snl.nl_groups = RTMGRP_LINK | RTMGRP_IPV4_IFADDR;

fd = socket(AF_NETLINK, SOCK_RAW, NETLINK_ROUTE);
bind(fd, (struct sockaddr*)&sa, sizeof(sa));

Is this that we want? Sorry but I'm not clear with this documentation.

I simply want script that:
- get notification via netlink of up/down changes of eth0
- run

    ip route del default via 10.200.16.1 dev eth0
    ip route del 10.200.64.0/20 dev eth0  proto kernel  scope link  src
10.200.65.12

if eth0 link is down
- and
    ip route add 10.200.64.0/20 dev eth0  proto kernel  scope link  src
10.200.65.12
    ip route add default via 10.200.16.1 dev eth0
if it's come back.

I have not looked into the details of the issues you are having, and
have not actually used whereami scripts - but the whereami package
description looks to be very close to what you are looking for, and also
would seem to be the natural place to contribute features/functionality
to do what you want, if it does not already.  Just an observation.  :)

Mmm... interesting.... I will see that.

Thanks a lot for that suggestion, although I think I need some help writting that. I'm just desktop user with _minimal_ c++ skills.

Xan.


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