Opened 4 years ago

Last modified 23 months ago

#415 new Feature Wish

IPv6 link-local address handling in tun mode

Reported by: Gert Döring Owned by: Gert Döring
Priority: major Milestone: release 2.5
Component: IPv6 Version: OpenVPN git master branch (Community Ed)
Severity: Not set (select this one, unless your'e a OpenVPN developer) Keywords: ipv6 link-local fe80
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Description

Right now, IPv6 link-local addresses (source fe80:xxx) are not handled "as the standards require" - which is usually not a problem as the tun interfaces are seen as point-to-point, needing no neighbour discovery, etc.

If we ever want to support things like DHCPv6 over multipoint tun, or more dynamic routing, etc., the p2pm server needs to support source address learning for fe80:: addresses (configurable?).

Commit 70f1864188ad00451683cabf51e56b7730250c40 at least silences the quite annoying warning about invalid source addresses for fe80:: but leaves open the actual handling. For 2.4...

Change History (1)

comment:1 Changed 23 months ago by Gert Döring

Milestone: release 2.4release 2.5

famous last words ("For 2.4"). This is not going to make 2.4 - lots of work, across lots of platforms.

Bumping to 2.5

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