Best VHID practice for multiple CARP VIP ?



  • I'm setting up multiple public IP addresses on the WAN interface.

    I'm setting up a different VHID for each IP address, is this right?

    One more question:

    I get in my system log the errors

    May 26 15:18:10  kernel: arp_rtrequest: bad gateway 1xx.116.164.206 (!AF_LINK)
    May 26 15:18:09 kernel: arp_rtrequest: bad gateway 1xx.116.164.208 (!AF_LINK)
    May 26 15:18:08 kernel: arp_rtrequest: bad gateway 1xx.116.164.196 (!AF_LINK)
    May 26 15:18:07 kernel: arp_rtrequest: bad gateway 1xx.116.164.204 (!AF_LINK)
    May 26 15:18:06 kernel: arp_rtrequest: bad gateway 1xx.116.164.203 (!AF_LINK)
    May 26 15:18:05 kernel: arp_rtrequest: bad gateway 1xx.116.164.200 (!AF_LINK)
    May 26 15:18:04 kernel: arp_rtrequest: bad gateway 1xx.116.164.195 (!AF_LINK)
    May 26 15:18:03 kernel: arp_rtrequest: bad gateway 1xx.116.164.199 (!AF_LINK)
    May 26 15:18:02 kernel: arp_rtrequest: bad gateway 1xx.116.164.202 (!AF_LINK)

    One for each configured CARP interface. I configured several CARP interface because I need to manage several public ip address.

    I read on the post http://forum.pfsense.org/index.php/topic,831.msg4960.html#msg4960 that this is only a cosmetic problem, is still a cosmetic problem? (the post is 1 year old)



  • It is still cosmetic.



  • There's really not much to the VHID numbering other than making them unique.  This is not something that you'll ever need to change or inspect once it's set up.

    -Martin


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