Last Updated on September 17, 2022
To prevent receiving spam emails, you may want to log out of Party In My Dorm. You can do so by visiting the settings section of the web interface. There are several options that can be chosen to log out of Pimd. For instance, you can configure ECMP nexthops for a particular RPF. You can also configure a join/prune interval and modify the timeout value.
ECMP nexthops for a particular RPF
The ECMP nexthops of a particular RPF can be defined with the ip pim ecmp command. The ecmp nexthop command allows PIM to use all available nexthops and spread mroutes across all paths. This command rebalances the stream paths in case one path fails. If a particular RPF does not have an ECMP nexthop configured for it, this command will rebalance it.
The show ip pim command can be used to display the statistics of your network. You can also view various interfaces. The show ip pim interface and ip pim neighbor command will display the local membership and neighboring PIM interfaces of a particular router. You can also check the information regarding the mroutes and RPF lookups with the show ip pim interface and ip pim join command.
Configuring a vrf aware interface
PIM supports vrf-aware interfaces. To configure one, you must configure the router’s RP and the interface. This configuration must be consistent among all routers in your pim network. The RP command should contain the RP’s IP address, the corresponding group range prefix, and a vrf-submode. The vrf submode allows you to force a router to lookup only in the Unicast Rib and not in the BGP tree.
The vrf-socket API calls the zebra_ipv6_send() function and replaces the ECMP list with the new route. Both functions are used to enable or disable the VRF. The vrf-id API is supported in Linux and Solaris. The network interface driver must support link-state reporting. If it does, use vrf_socket() or zebra_vrf_new() functions to configure the VRF.
The vrf-aware interface is also useful for management tasks on the router. Because it does not pass dataplane traffic, it is a good choice for troubleshooting situations where SPA interfaces are inactive. The interface will be configured in the default VRF named Mgmt-intf. The management interface should not forward any dataplane traffic.
The vrf-aware interface can be enabled or disabled in different ways depending on your preferences. Besides configuring the interface, you can also configure other Pimd services such as zclient to send obuf messages to the management VRF. The management VRF also has a loopback interface, and you can configure BGP neighbors and specify the prefixes originating from each switch.
Configuring a join/prune interval
You can configure a Join/Prune interval on Pimd by configuring the global and interface views. In the global PIM view, you can configure the time interval in seconds. The interface view takes effect first. Then, set the hold time for the Join/Prune messages. The default hold time is 60 seconds. For more information, see Configuring a join/prune interval.
You can also configure a join/prune interval to automatically log you out of Pimd every 60 seconds. You can set the timeout in seconds, or in the case of IGMP reports, in seconds. It is important to set the timeout interval in seconds, as some hardware can’t see the data flow in better than 30 seconds at a time.
Modifying the time out value
When you’re finished using Pimd, you can configure its timeout interval by changing the pimd configuration. This command controls how many pim control packets are sent out and received. If there are more than 30 per second, the system will send a register stop message to the source. Otherwise, it will send a failure message and log you out. Pimd’s timeout interval is defined in seconds.
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