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|0004806||CentOS-6||CentOS-6-Plus||public||2011-04-12 16:27||2011-05-17 18:05|
|Product Version||Pre Release|
|Target Version||Fixed in Version|
|Summary||0004806: Allow accepting IPV6 router advertisements and sending router solicitations if forwarding is enabled.|
|Description||Add capability to function according to |
Basic Requirements for IPv6 Customer Edge Routers
These patches are in the current linux kernel. See:
The current IPv6 behavior is to not accept router advertisements while
forwarding, i.e. configured as router.
This does make sense, a router is typically not supposed to be auto
configured. However there are exceptions and we should allow the
current behavior to be overwritten.
Therefore this patch enables the user to overrule the "if forwarding
enabled then don't listen to RAs" rule by setting accept_ra to the
special value of 2.
An alternative would be to ignore the forwarding switch alltogether
and solely accept RAs based on the value of accept_ra. However, I
found that if not intended, accepting RAs as a router can lead to
strange unwanted behavior therefore we it seems wise to only do so
if the user explicitely asks for this behavior.
Signed-off-by: Thomas Graf <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Similar to accepting router advertisement, the IPv6 stack does not send router
solicitations if forwarding is enabled.
This patch enables this behavior to be overruled by setting forwarding to the
special value 2.
Signed-off-by: Thomas Graf <tgraf@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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|2011-04-12 16:27||sclark46||New Issue|
|2011-04-12 16:35||toracat||Note Added: 0012609|
|2011-04-12 16:35||toracat||Status||new => assigned|
|2011-04-12 17:35||toracat||Relationship added||related to 0004586|
|2011-05-11 05:57||toracat||Relationship deleted||related to 0004586|
|2011-05-11 05:58||toracat||Relationship added||child of 0004586|
|2011-05-17 18:04||toracat||Note Added: 0012747|
|2011-05-17 18:05||toracat||Status||assigned => resolved|
|2011-05-17 18:05||toracat||Resolution||open => fixed|