Re: Objection to draft-ietf-6man-rfc4291bis-07.txt - /63 and /65 RAs on linux

Alexandre Petrescu <alexandre.petrescu@gmail.com> Thu, 02 March 2017 08:11 UTC

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Subject: Re: Objection to draft-ietf-6man-rfc4291bis-07.txt - /63 and /65 RAs on linux
To: Mikael Abrahamsson <swmike@swm.pp.se>
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Le 01/03/2017 à 20:53, Mikael Abrahamsson a écrit :
> On Wed, 1 Mar 2017, Alexandre Petrescu wrote:
>
>> For information, today on linux a /65 RA is called "illegal" and a
>> /63 RA makes a Host to _not_ configure an address.  What linux
>> wants is a 64 and nothing else.  This is not normal, and it's not
>> programmer's fault.
>
> Could you please elaborate on the last sentence. What do you mean by
> "not normal"?

It is not normal for linux kernel to complain about a plen==65 in the RA
- it should not complain.  Do you think it is normal?

It is not normal for a linux kernel to _not_ form an IPv6 address when
it receives a plen==63.  It would have been normal to append the IID to
it.  Do you think it is abnormal for a linux kernel to form an IPv6
address when it receives a plen==63?

Alex

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