Subject: Re: Strange IPV6 problems with MVME167
To: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
From: Quentin Garnier <>
List: tech-net
Date: 02/21/2003 08:42:20
Le Fri, 21 Feb 2003 00:51:05 -0500 (EST)
der Mouse a écrit :
> > I found that the MVME167 port of NetBSD has some problems with
> > advertisements in IPV6.  [...]
> > Getting an IPV6 address in autohost mode via rtsol generates a
> > broadcast to a router in the IPV6 network, the router answers to this
> > sollicitation but the MVME machine doesn't see anything.  I and some
> > friends thinks that IPV6 multicasts don't work correctly.
> Most likely there is something broken with Ethernet multicast, in the
> chip, the driver, the interface between them, or some such.
> It hasn't yet bothered me enough to make me investigate seriously.  But
> something similar may be what's bothering you.

I have a strange problem with most of my computers here (one is 1.6L, one
1.6K, one 1.6M), which I believe is related. rtsol never works when called
from the network script with 'rtsol=YES' in rc.conf (I added debug flags,
it shows something about a timer and nothing else). To circumvent this I
added a second call to rtsol in rc.local (with the exact same flags, it
happens just a bit later), and this one runs as expected.

I'm a bit puzzled about what can be happening here.

Quentin Garnier -
"Feels like I'm fiddling while Rome is burning down.
Should I lay my fiddle down and take a rifle from the ground ?"
Leigh Nash/Sixpence None The Richer, Paralyzed, Divine Discontents, 2002.