Bug 171766 - IPv6 address other than starting with other than 001b generate 'invalid argument' error
IPv6 address other than starting with other than 001b generate 'invalid argum...
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: iproute (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Radek Vokal
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2005-10-25 22:03 EDT by mrname
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-11-01 03:55:32 EST
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Description mrname 2005-10-25 22:03:03 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; FunWebProducts-MyWay; SV1)

Description of problem:
When I use a IPv6 gateway address starting with other than 001b, command 'ip' and 'route' generate 'invalid arguement' error.

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Steps to Reproduce:
1.ip -6 route add 10::a120/124 via 10::a111

Actual Results:  RTNETLINK answers : invalid argument

Expected Results:  a route table to subnet 10::a120/124 should be added

Additional info:

I know RFC3587 described prefix 001b is the unicast global address range assigned by IANA, and all other unicast address rage is 'unassigned'.
But 'unassigned' do not mean illegal. It's only administrative purpose.
Implentation should not get such restriction, I think.
Comment 1 Radek Vokal 2005-11-01 03:55:32 EST
I'm not quite convinced about validity of this requierement. I've reported your
issue to upstream, hopefully it will be fixed in next update.

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