On Sat, 28 Sep 2002 kuznet@xxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
> > Alexey, I still am not clear, this belongs in the output routing logic
> > right?
> > where source address selection belongs.
> Yes, it naturally belongs to the time when route is created.
> This is just extending ipv6 routing entry with a field to hold
> source address and, generally, making the same work as IPv4 does,
> with all the advantages, particularily capability to select preferred
> source address via routes set up by admin (RTA_PREFSRC attribute,
> "src" in "ip route add").
Umm.. you sure?
Isn't putting this logic to routes an oversimplification?
Consider e.g. a dummy host which only have a few address (link-local,
site-local, global; the last two /64's) and, basically, a default route
(plus of course an interface routes for those /64's).
When talking to other subnets within the site (ie. those not on the /64)
one would have difficulties parsing the source address from the default
route, as there would have to be at least two candidates there.
Am I missing something obvious here?
Alexey's approach should work in some simpler cases, but maybe not all
(stuff that's network prefix -independent like home addresses, privacy
addresses etc. would be different).
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