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Date:	Wed, 28 May 2008 11:59:45 +0200
From:	Pascal Hambourg <pascal.mail@...uf.fr.eu.org>
To:	Willy Tarreau <w@....eu>
CC:	Matthias Cramer <matthias.cramer@...erway.ch>,
	James Chapman <jchapman@...alix.com>,
	Andrew Morton <akpm@...ux-foundation.org>,
	linux-kernel <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
	netdev@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: Wired behaviour with IPv6 over PPP

Hello all,

Willy Tarreau a écrit/wrote :
> On Thu, May 22, 2008 at 09:05:47PM +0200, Matthias Cramer wrote:
> 
>>James Chapman wrote:
>>
>>>Andrew Morton wrote:
>>>
>>>>On Wed, 21 May 2008 14:56:43 +0200 Matthias Cramer
>>>><matthias.cramer@...erway.ch> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>>I have a very wired behaviour when doing IPv6 over PPPoE.
>>>>>
>>>>>The situation:
>>>>>
>>>>>A linux box connected to a DSL Modem, on the other side is a Cisco
>>>>>LNS which terminates the PPP session (actually L2TP).
>>>>>I have control over both ends.
>>>>>
>>>>>When I have net.ipv6.conf.all.forwarding set to 0 then the ppp
>>>>>Interface gets a IPv6 address from the Cisco via IP6CP.
>>>>>When I have net.ipv6.conf.all.forwarding set to 1 them the ppp
>>>>>Interface does not get an address, it has only a normal link local
>>>>>address.

AFAIK IPV6CP/PPP only allows to negotiate link local addresses. So I 
guess the global address and default route is assigned by another 
mechanism, maybe stateless autoconfiguration using router advertisement, 
although I was not aware it could be used on a PPP link because of the 
absence of MAC address. Enabling global forwarding 
(net.ipv6.conf.all.forwarding=1) disables stateless autoconfiguration 
(see ip-sysctl.txt in kernel documentation) on all interfaces. I believe 
this is consistent with the observed behaviour.

>>>>>When I start the ppp session with forwarding set to 0 I can ping out
>>>>>and there exists a default route to ppp0 , then I switch forwarding to 1
>>>>>the default route disappears and therefore routing does not work any
>>>>>longer.

I have read reports about this. I guess the logic is that enabling 
forwarding turns the box into a router, so the default route learned 
from another router's advertisements by autoconfiguration should be 
deleted. Even the autoconfigured global address will eventually expire.

> Well, at least it has been working for years in kernel 2.4 for me with
> pppd 2.4.2b3 to 2.4.4 (I've not upgraded my firewall to 2.6 yet). So
> it has definitely been working at some point.

What exactly has been working ?

PS : Willy, do you plan to backport the security fix for the sit module 
from 2.6.25.3 into 2.4 ?
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