[pve-devel] [PATCH] controllers: bgp: enable multihop on the underlay

alexandre derumier aderumier at odiso.com
Sat Apr 10 12:37:15 CEST 2021


I just send a patch with an explicit option to add ebgp-multihop, as

it's a tunable value, and maybe users could have differents setup with 
more hops.


On 09/04/2021 17:40, px at jack.fr.eu.org wrote:
> Hello,
>
> In Proxmox setup, there is no known serious issue
>
> In contrary to "ttl security" (aka GTSM), multihop is not a security 
> feature
>
> I don't think there is a drawback to the proposed patch
> However, disabling multihop when there is only one peer should also 
> works, so your proposal shall work as well
>
> As you wish :)
>
> Best regards,
>
> On 4/9/21 3:50 PM, alexandre derumier wrote:
>> Hi,
>>
>> any impact to enable it by default ?
>>
>> if user have only 1 peer for example ?
>>
>> maybe is is better to only enable it if we have more than 1 peer in 
>> the group ?
>>
>> and check that we use ebgp.
>>
>> something like:
>>
>> push @controller_config, "neighbor BGP ebgp-multihop 3" if $ebgp && 
>> scalar @peers > 1;
>>
>>
>> On 09/04/2021 14:21, Alexandre Bruyelles wrote:
>>> From: Alexandre Bruyelles <git at jack.fr.eu.org>
>>>
>>> Multihop is required when the bgpd are running across
>>> a pair of MLAG routers.
>>> In such scenario, TCP trafic from Proxmox to router A
>>> may pass through router B, which will decrease the TTL.
>>>
>>> Signed-off-by: Alexandre Bruyelles <git at jack.fr.eu.org>
>>> ---
>>>   PVE/Network/SDN/Controllers/BgpPlugin.pm | 1 +
>>>   1 file changed, 1 insertion(+)
>>>
>>> diff --git a/PVE/Network/SDN/Controllers/BgpPlugin.pm 
>>> b/PVE/Network/SDN/Controllers/BgpPlugin.pm
>>> index e5d8490..69436a0 100644
>>> --- a/PVE/Network/SDN/Controllers/BgpPlugin.pm
>>> +++ b/PVE/Network/SDN/Controllers/BgpPlugin.pm
>>> @@ -85,6 +85,7 @@ sub generate_controller_config {
>>>       push @controller_config, "neighbor BGP peer-group";
>>>       push @controller_config, "neighbor BGP remote-as $remoteas";
>>>       push @controller_config, "neighbor BGP bfd";
>>> +    push @controller_config, "neighbor BGP ebgp-multihop 3";
>>>       }
>>>       # BGP peers
>



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