netdev
[Top] [All Lists]

Re: illegal source address & source address selection

To: Moter Du <Moter_Du@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: illegal source address & source address selection
From: Pekka Savola <pekkas@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 17 Jul 2001 12:22:50 +0300 (EEST)
Cc: <netdev@xxxxxxxxxxx>
In-reply-to: <92C0C0AC8AE8D411864300105A835CBB5015E7@stslex.siemens.com.tw>
Sender: owner-netdev@xxxxxxxxxxx
On Tue, 17 Jul 2001, Moter Du wrote:
> Current linux ipv6 source address selection doesn't check if an address is
> illegal as specified in RFC2373 and the draft 'source address selection
> (s.a.s.)';
> - RFC2373: must not use multicast and anycast address as source.

If you configure a multicast address to an interface, unfortunately it is
used, yes.

> - I-D 's.a.s.': must not use 6to4, etc., as source.

6to4 is a legal source address.

> Is there already any patch to improve the checking?  Thanks a lot.

Nope.  Please submit one ;-). USAGI have made minor tweaks wrt. wrongly
configured multicast recently AFAIR.

-- 
Pekka Savola                 "Tell me of difficulties surmounted,
Netcore Oy                   not those you stumble over and fall"
Systems. Networks. Security.  -- Robert Jordan: A Crown of Swords


<Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread>