Re: [PATCH] ipv6: default route for link local address is not addedwhile assigning a address

From: Nicolas Dichtel
Date: Mon Feb 03 2014 - 10:23:14 EST

Le 03/02/2014 08:19, Sohny Thomas a Ãcrit :

Actually I am not so sure, there is no defined semantic of flush. I would
be ok with all three solutions: leave it as is, always add link-local
address (it does not matter if we don't have a link-local address on
It matters. This address is required.
RFC 4291
Section 2.1:
All interfaces are required to have at least one Link-Local unicast
address (see Section 2.8 for additional required addresses).
Section 2.8:
o Its required Link-Local address for each interface.

that interface, as a global scoped one is just fine enough) or make flush not
remove the link-local address (but this seems a bit too special cased for me).

1) In case if we leave it as it is, there is rfc 6724 rule 2 to be considered (
previously rfc 3484)

Rule 2: Prefer appropriate scope.
If Scope(SA) < Scope(SB): If Scope(SA) < Scope(D), then prefer SB and
otherwise prefer SA. Similarly, if Scope(SB) < Scope(SA): If
Scope(SB) < Scope(D), then prefer SA and otherwise prefer SB.


Destination: fe80::2(LS)
Candidate Source Addresses: 3ffe::1(GS) or fec0::1(SS) or LLA(LS)
Result: LLA(LS)
Scope(LLA) < Scope(fec0::1): If Scope(LLA) < Scope(fe80::2), no, prefer LLA
Scope(LLA) < Scope(3ffe::1): If Scope(LLA) < Scope(fe80::2), no, prefer LLA

Now the above test fails since the route itself is not present, and the test
assumes that the route gets added since the LLA is not removed during the test
In your scenario, the link local route has been removed manually, not by the
kernel. What is your network manager?

2) having a LLA always helps in NDP i think
A link-local Address yes, it's a MUST. But having only the link local route will
not help.

3) making flush not remove link-local address will be chnaging functionality of
ip flush command
You can flush by specifying the prototype:
ip -6 route flush proto static

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