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Date:   Thu, 09 Apr 2020 10:13:55 -0700 (PDT)
From:   David Miller <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH net] net/ipv6: allow token to be set when accept_ra

From: Hangbin Liu <>
Date: Thu,  9 Apr 2020 14:56:04 +0800

> The token setting should not depend on whether accept_ra is enabled or
> disabled. The user could set the token at any time. Enable or disable
> accept_ra only affects when the token address take effective.
> On the other hand, we didn't remove the token setting when disable
> accept_ra. So let's just remove the accept_ra checking when user want
> to set token address.
> Fixes: f53adae4eae5 ("net: ipv6: add tokenized interface identifier support")
> Signed-off-by: Hangbin Liu <>

It is dangerous to change this, because now people can write bootup
and configuration scripts that will work with newer kernels yet fail
unexpectedly in older kernels.

I think requiring that RA be enabled in order to set the token is
an absolutely reasonable requirement.

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