Lars Schotte <gustik%gustik.eu@localhost> writes: > On Mon, 22 Oct 2012 14:22:17 -0400 > Greg Troxel <gdt%ir.bbn.com@localhost> wrote: > >> use '-n' to disable dns. on my machine, 'ndp -a' is quick. > well, that's right, i did not expect that it may be DNS that makes this > all slower, with ndp -an it's fast to me as well. One of my debugging rules is to always disable DNS lookups. I don't understand what's being looked up, but it's possible the fe80: addresses are and your DNS is broken. >> That's a 'link local' address. I think every interface is required to >> have one, and there's no reason they have anything to do with MAC >> addresses. > Link Local would be ::1, or not??? No, link local is within fe80::/64. ::1 is a loopback address, analogous to 127.0.0.1 in IPv4. > But OK, I see the point that they need to have one with fe80::1 but if > this is required for loopback is the question. Maybe a sysctl control > could be made so that per default auto_linklocal would be disabled for > loopback device(s) (lo/lo0). You haven't explained why it's a) wrong or b) problematic to have a link-local address on loopback. >> I've been running IPv6 for many years with NetBSD, and it generally >> works. So you should perhaps post exactly what you are doing, what >> you expect to see, and what you are seeing. I would suggest posting >> to netbsd-users, unless your mail e.g. contains an analysis from the >> standards and is pointing out a particular proble. > Maybe you are talking now about my neighbor discovery problem, but > there i already found out that NetBSD maybe does have only the older > implementation of ND IPv6, the one before: > http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc4861 It's quite possible that things are out of date. If you have the time to analyze the standards and the code/behavior, and send a message explaining exactly what behavior does not match the specifications, that would be useful. I have the impression that you are have an unusual networking setup and are running into problems that others do not have (which doesn't mean that the code is perfect).
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