Subject: Re: misc/33793: network stop & start breaks IPv6
To: None <>
From: Pavel Cahyna <>
List: tech-net
Date: 06/23/2006 09:48:53
On Thu, Jun 22, 2006 at 11:57:13AM -0500, David Young wrote:
> The problem is that the kernel does not add back an interface's link-local
> IPv6 address, if it is missing, on a !IFF_UP->IFF_UP transition.
> I believe that by addressing this last problem, the bug will be fixed.

Is allowing deletion of link-local addresses desirable? If there are good
rreasons for allowing it, re-adding the address at every down->up
transition seems wrong. Could we rather have a request to reset the
link-local address to the original state, and a corresponding command for