At Thu, 30 Dec 1999 18:40:51 +0300 (MSK),
> > > > If you have no plan to implement source address selection
> > > > into IPv4 protocol stack,
> Please, explain. What is "source address selection"?
> I have no idea what can be added to IPv4 in this area.
> All that could be done, were done to 2.2.
Sorry for my late response.
Hmm... I apologize that you confused the issue due to my poor English :-p
In brief, we want the mechanism of source address selection into IPv6 stack.
If we have one Ethernet interface with some prefixes as the following,
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:60:52:04:BC:B7
inet addr:XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX Bcast:XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX Mask:255.255.255.224
inet6 addr: 3ffe:505:d::abcd/64 Scope:Global
inet6 addr: 3ffe:801:a::beef/64 Scope:Global
inet6 addr: 2001:200:c::1234/64 Scope:Global
inet6 addr: fe80::260:52ff:fe04:bcb7/10 Scope:Link
how can we select source address to communicate other IPv6 hosts ?
a) Every application have to implement the mechanism
to select the best source address by itself,
b) We have to specify a source address by any command-line
option whenever we use IPv6 application, or
c) Linux kernel might select the appropriate source address.
What option do you think the best ?
We(Linux IPv6 Users JP) think c is reasonable.
So we have made a patch for source address selection.
I'm really interested in your opinion for the improvement
of Linux IPv6 stack.
Yuji Sekiya USC/ISI Computer Networks Division 7
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