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Re: [PATCH|RFC] IPv6: have a proxy discard link-local traffic

To: YOSHIFUJI Hideaki / 吉藤英明 <yoshfuji@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [PATCH|RFC] IPv6: have a proxy discard link-local traffic
From: Pekka Savola <pekkas@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 28 Jan 2004 07:26:48 +0200 (EET)
Cc: vnuorval@xxxxxxxxxx, <davem@xxxxxxxxxx>, <usagi-core@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, <netdev@xxxxxxxxxxx>
In-reply-to: <20040128.085414.32889499.yoshfuji@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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On Wed, 28 Jan 2004, YOSHIFUJI Hideaki / [iso-2022-jp] 吉藤英明 wrote:
> In article <Pine.LNX.4.58.0401272259160.28384@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> (at Tue, 27 
> Jan 2004 23:11:20 +0200 (EET)), Ville Nuorvala <vnuorval@xxxxxxxxxx> says:
> > +   /* The proxying router can't forward traffic sent to a link-local
> > +      address, so signal the sender and discard the packet. This
> > +      behavior is required by the MIPv6 specification. */
> Would you please clarify the word "can't" and its reasons?
> won't? don't? or whatever?

I think "can't" in this context means, "it can't be _forwarded_
because it's link-local".  It could be proxied using some other
function than ip6_forward, though.

Pekka Savola                 "You each name yourselves king, yet the
Netcore Oy                    kingdom bleeds."
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