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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH 4/5] hotplug/linux: Add IPv6 support to the iptables logic


> I think it would be a good idea to allow autoconfigured IPv6 addresses.
> These have the lower 64-bit of the address set to a value based on the
> interface MAC address (EUI-64), which is known in the vif script.
> Unfortunately it is not easy to compute that suffix in a shell script.
> In my setup I use a helper Python script, but guess this might not be
> the perfect solution for the standard scripts.

The issue is how do you get the prefix ?

Or add a special eui64:AAAA:BBBB:CCCC:DDDD  address that's
automaticaly transformed into a EUI64 address ?

>> +  # Always allow ICMP messages from link-local addresses (for ND)
>> +  ip6tables "$c" FORWARD -m physdev --physdev-is-bridged --physdev-in 
>> "$dev" \
>> +    -s fe80::/64 -j ACCEPT 2>/dev/null &&
> I wonder if checking this addresses against the MAC address may be
> desirable, especially when bridging. This would be assured by the same
> rule as the other auto-configured addresses.

Yes, might be a good idea.

echo $mac | awk '{split($1,i,":"); print "fe80::" i[1]^2 i[2] ":" i[3]
"ff:fe" i[4] ":" i[5] i[6] }'

should work.



Sylvain Munaut
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