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Date: Thu, 17 Jan 2013 17:21:33 +0530 (IST)
From: P J P <>
Subject: Re: Linux kernel handling of IPv6 temporary

+-- On Wed, 16 Jan 2013, George Kargiotakis wrote --+
|        valid_lft 131007sec preferred_lft 65471sec
|  inet6 fd00:966b:7196:c731:222:aaff:fecc:1111/64 scope global tentative dynamic 
|        valid_lft 131007sec preferred_lft 65471sec
| what I also find wrong here is that all temporary addresses (dynamic) 
| acquired have gotten the same last 64bits. I don't think this is OK per RFC 
| 4941 even if not explicitly defined there. Every temp. address created 
| should be different per prefix from the rest.

   True, the last few bits of the addresses are same as the IPv6 address of 
the host, with scope::global, but no tentative dynamic bits set. Plus network 
becomes unreachable till I reboot the host.

| use_tempaddr for the iface still has '2' as its value
| # cat /proc/sys/net/ipv6/conf/eth0/use_tempaddr 
| 2

   This value is always 0, before ifconfig eth0 down and after ifconfig eth0 

Thank you.
Prasad J Pandit / Red Hat Security Response Team
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