Bug #145

Router solicitation and announce messages should be triggered on a dhcp request

Added by Dave Täht on May 13, 2011. Updated on Sep 20, 2011.
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Description

IPv6 Router Solicitation and announce messages are supplied via a fixed timeout in the kernel.

Clients that have a wireless interface are “up” but may not have “attached” to the wireless network.

The kernel will send 3 (by default) messages to an interface that is “up” before giving up, long before it usually attaches to a wireless network.

Hopefully this can be triggered on the server and client sides by a script poking a /proc parameter.

History

Updated by Dave Täht on May 13, 2011.
Updated by Dave Täht on May 22, 2011.
Updated by Dave Täht on Jun 13, 2011.
some of this problem is merely due to these mice-like messages getting stomped on by other traffic.

however, I think triggering a ra announce on a dhcp request is still a good idea.

Updated by Jim Gettys on Sep 20, 2011.

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