Manual Chapter : Capabilties

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  • 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
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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.