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Date:	Wed, 03 Oct 2007 17:26:35 +0400
From:	Dmitry Baryshkov <>
Subject:  Re: [PATCH] Fallback to ipv4 if we try to add join IPv4 multicast
 group via   ipv4-mapped address.


David Stevens wrote:
> Dmitry,
>         Good catch; a couple comments:

Thank you for the response.

>>     struct ipv6_pinfo *np = inet6_sk(sk);
>>     int err;
>> +   int addr_type = ipv6_addr_type(addr);
>> +
>> +   if (addr_type == IPV6_ADDR_MAPPED) {
>> +      __be32 v4addr = addr->s6_addr32[3];
>> +      struct ip_mreqn mreq;
>> +      mreq.imr_multiaddr.s_addr = v4addr;
>> +      mreq.imr_address.s_addr = INADDR_ANY;
>> +      mreq.imr_ifindex = ifindex;
>> +
>> +      return ip_mc_join_group(sk, &mreq);
>> +   }
>         ipv6_addr_type() returns a bitmask, so you should use:
>         if (addr_type & IPV6_ADDR_MAPPED) {

I just c'n'pasted the code that checks for mapped addresses. In most 
cases it's just ==, not bitmask operation.

> Also, you should have a blank line after the "mreq" declaration.


> Ditto for both in ipv6_mc_sock_drop().

> I don't expect the multicast source filtering interface will
> behave well for mapped addresses, either. The mapped multicast
> address won't appear to be a multicast address (and return
> error there), and all the source filters would have to be
> v4mapped addresses and modify the v4 source filters for this
> to do as you expect. So, there's more to it (and it may be a
> bit messy) to support mapped multicast addresses fully. I'll
> think about that part some more.

Didn't have time to test it throughly. I've only checked that call 
succeeds and that all necessary igmp are sent. I hope, this weekend I'll 
have more time to check.

With best wishes
Dmitry Baryshkov

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