[Openswan dev] Thoughts for phasing out nexthop= settings

Tuomo Soini tis at foobar.fi
Tue Feb 3 23:12:45 CET 2004

Paul Wouters wrote:
> We have been thinking a bit about the whole "nexthop=" settings for a bit in
> the last few days, since we were doing testing on 2.6, where this is a problem.
> I'd like to know if anyone can come up with a situation where we still need
> a leftnexthop= setting with 2.4 or 2.6 (On either KLIPS of "26sec"

Policy routing _updown and later advanced routing patch have not been 
using left/rightnexthop at all for some time now. There has been zero 
error reports because of that. My rpm version of super-freeswan used 
policy routing _updown from beginning and there has never been problem 
because of not using left/rightnexthop.

In fact I think kernel 2.0 is latest one needing nexthop. 2.2 has 
iproute2 support in it.

Tuomo Soini <tis at foobar.fi>
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