[ipv6hackers] Autoassign IPv6 address to the interface SENDIN OUT the RA?

Fernando Gont fgont at si6networks.com
Thu Mar 29 14:21:16 CEST 2012

On 03/28/2012 09:47 PM, Owen DeLong wrote:
> In general, the system generating the RAs will not autoconfigure its
> own addresses because the address autoconf process takes place before
> radvd starts and it creates a chicken-egg like circular dependency.

Doesn't the problem described by the OP have to do with the NIC not
receiving a copy of the packets that it sends?

Even if radvd starts after bringing up network interfaces, subsequent
RAs would trigger autoconf.. so it would look like those RAs are never

Fernando Gont
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