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

Mikael Abrahamsson <swmike@swm.pp.se> Wed, 01 March 2017 19:53 UTC

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From: Mikael Abrahamsson <swmike@swm.pp.se>
To: Alexandre Petrescu <alexandre.petrescu@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: Objection to draft-ietf-6man-rfc4291bis-07.txt - /63 and /65 RAs on linux
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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"?

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Mikael Abrahamsson    email: swmike@swm.pp.se