Subject: Re: IPv6 autoconfig for a multi-interface host
To: Bill Studenmund <email@example.com>
From: Greg Troxel <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 01/11/2005 11:01:20
So what do we actively suggest? Just to reitterate, I want to support IPv6
autoconfig on a multi-interface host that does not forward packets.
It appears that NetBSD 2.0 supports this ok. On a machine with two
interfaces, I set
and ran 'rtsol fxp0'. I got a prefix, and a default router (there is
v6 service on that link). I started up rtadvd on another machine, and
then ran 'rtsol ath0'. I got a second prefix. There were two entries
in the default router list, and one of them was chosen -- the fxp0
one, that I had gotten first. I was able to ping both addresses on
the fxp0 link, the machine running rtadvd over ath0, and a machine in
The only issue I can see is that the choice of router is pretty
random, but if you're a host and it delivers packets, that's arguably
good enough unless you want to participate in a routing protocol.
Have you tried this? Did it work?
Greg Troxel <email@example.com>