[Nagiosplug-devel] Source Address Binding

Brian A. Seklecki bseklecki at collaborativefusion.com
Fri Nov 3 18:25:02 CET 2006


What are the chances of standardizing all the stock plugins that use
socket(2) related code to support source address binding using
getaddrinfo(2) and setsockopt(2).

I know for things like check_ping which are just ANSI C wrappers around
exec()'s of ${PATH}/ping, it can be difficulty doing OS-level flag

The ability to bind source to specific source addresses for outgoing
TCP/UDP sockets and ICMP flows is important for system-service
abstraction on HA, Active-Standby Redundant, and Load-Balanced
configurations where certain load balancer hardware and firewall policy
sets are expecting to see source addresses from a single HA-address
which may migrate from one system to another.


Brian A. Seklecki <bseklecki at collaborativefusion.com>
Collaborative Fusion, Inc.

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