Manual Chapter : Capabilties
Applies To:Show Versions
- 17.1.0, 17.0.0, 16.1.3, 16.1.2, 16.1.1, 16.1.0, 16.0.1, 16.0.0, 15.1.8, 15.1.7, 15.1.6, 15.1.5, 15.1.4, 15.1.3, 15.1.2, 15.1.1, 15.1.0, 15.0.1, 15.0.0, 14.1.5, 14.1.4, 14.1.3, 14.1.2, 14.1.0, 14.0.1, 14.0.0, 13.1.5, 13.1.4, 13.1.3, 13.1.1, 13.1.0
The Generic Message protocol provides a sample implementation of a message routing protocol filter. This section provides a concise summary of the BIG-IP Generic Message solution:
- Accepting client connections from a peer
- Establishing connections with a peer
- Asking the peer for its routing name
- Adding a dynamic route for the peer
- Registration of static routes to pool
- Separating packets into messages to be routed
- Designating a source and destination address for messages
- Support for both request and answer messages
- Appropriately setting the nexthop attribute of an answer message to the lasthop of the request message to instruct the message router to bypass route lookup.
- Ability for an iRule script to make the route selection and bypass route lookup.
- Ability for an iRule script to set and/or modify the source and destination addresses of a message.
- Ability for an iRule script to create a new message.
- Ability for an iRule script to drop a message.
A genericmessage profile is currently available via tmsh. There is currently no plan to include this in iControl or GUI.