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From "Matthew Byng-Maddick (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (HADOOP-6210) Bind Hadoop RPC outgoing to a specific nic
Date Tue, 07 Sep 2010 22:20:37 GMT

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Matthew Byng-Maddick commented on HADOOP-6210:
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Other bits within hadoop try that, but that's not always useful - it turns out that on Linux
there are two ways to bind aliases to interfaces. You can either create an explicit alias
interface - ie. one with a :_n_, such as eth0:1, or you can use the "iproute" bits to do:
/sbin/ip addr add ..., which adds that IP as an alias on that interface - without creating
a separate one. In typical linux style, this is only visible through the iproute interface
(normally via /sbin/ip), and doesn't surface in ifconfig(8).

The reason for needing to specify the IP address comes out in the VIP case - where you run
an HA of some kind (in my case to co-locate the namenode/tasktracker with the slaves, and
have the namenode always appear on the same IP address), then the entire point here is to
stop the source address being the VIP - but the VIP is an alias on the interface you would
normally communicate on. The whole thing ends up being a bit of a mess, unfortunately, and
of course the whole thing about nic aliases is particularly platform specific - solaris uses
the names of the drivers: hme0, e1000g0, nge0, FreeBSD similarly: fxp0 - and again on FreeBSD
you can have alias IP addresses - I think solaris tends to prefer that you use the :1 explicit
alias interface. Linux, of course, is described up above - having the best and worst of both
worlds. All fun.

> Bind Hadoop RPC outgoing to a specific nic
> ------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HADOOP-6210
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HADOOP-6210
>             Project: Hadoop Common
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>    Affects Versions: 0.20.0
>            Reporter: Allen Wittenauer
>
> In environments with multiple interfaces on a machine, it would be useful to be able
to bind outgoing traffic to specific interfaces rather than letting the outbound be picked
at random.  This is especially important for things like Solaris IPMP.

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