[ClusterLabs] Concept of a Shared ipaddress/resource for generic applicatons

Valentin Vidić vvidic at valentin-vidic.from.hr
Tue Dec 3 17:38:10 EST 2019

On Tue, Dec 03, 2019 at 11:14:41PM +0100, Jan Pokorný wrote:
> The conclusion is hence that even with bleeding edge software
> collection, there's no real problem in using ipt_CLUSTERIP
> (when compiled in or alongside kernel) when a proper interface
> is used, which may boil down to using an appropriate version of
> iptables command.  The respective logic to select the proper one
> could be easily extended in the IPaddr2 agent (sorry, I mis-cased
> this name previously; in a nutshell: if there's iptables-legacy
> command, prefer that instead), which looks far more attainable
> than porting to xt_cluster any time soon unless there are
> volunteers.

Indeed, I have tested with 2 nodes and TCP connections work as
expected: packets arrive at both nodes but only one of them
responds - sometimes the first node and sometimes the second.

For ARP both nodes respond with the same multicast MAC:

22:33:14.231779 ARP, Request who-has tell, length 28
22:33:14.231833 ARP, Reply is-at 21:53:69:51:3e:b1, length 28
22:33:14.231833 ARP, Reply is-at 21:53:69:51:3e:b1, length 28

> Is there any iptables-legacy command equivalent in Debian?

Yes, iptables package in Debian installs both:


so the agent can be modified to prefer iptables-legacy over iptables.


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