Phantom routes in the Linux kernel, not replaced by Zebra
[I'm not sure of my choice of mailing lists, see the discussion at the end.]
We use only Linux routers and, from time to time, we have phantom routes. I
mean routes that once were legitimate (learned via BGP) but should have been
suppressed when BGP info changed and were not.
These routes are displayed by Zebra as "kernel" routes (the normal routes are
displayed as "ospf" or "bgp") and restarting Zebra does not make them
disappear. I have to manually delete them. Rebooting, a la MS-Windows, solves
FreeBSD zealots keep bothering me that it is because Linux does not know
RTF_STATIC ($KERNEL/include/linux/route.h), which prevents to pinpoint phantom
routes. It seems true but this flag in nevertheless in GNU libc's headers
So, who is wrong, Linux, Zebra or me?
What can I do to solve the problem?
What can I do to workaround the problem? (Anyone has a Perl script which will
telnet to the Zebra console and find all "kernel" routes?)
Kernel 2.4.9 and 2.4.17. Zebra 0.92.
PS: Regarding the choice of the mailing lists. The problem seems to be
Linux-specific but I cannot find a good mailing list to discuss this sort of
stuff (RTF_STATIC...). Don't tell me to subscribe to linux-kernel, I cannot
swallow hundreds of messages relarted with the VM or with the device drivers.
Feel free to reply in private (I'll summarize) or to reply only to the list
you find suitable.