ipv6 host routes

John Hay jhay at meraka.org.za
Sun Sep 3 06:22:19 PDT 2006


Does anybody know how to add a direct IPv6 host route that actually works?
What I mean is not through a gateway, but for one directly reachable.

I know it normally isn't needed because it will just work, but I'm
trying to add FreeBSD IPv6 capability to net/olsrd. It looks like I have
most of the rest working, but this is one of the last things tripping
me up.

I have played for most of the morning with various incantations of
"route add -inet6 -host ..." and just get various non working routes.
For my test I have the machines configured on the same IPv6 subnet
and without adding anything special I can ping them, but not after
adding a route.

The reason they (the olsr guys) do it is so that a router can have
multiple WiFi interfaces all configured on the same subnet. Then
when they get comms with a machine, they can add a route to it
through that interface.

At the moment I'm not even at the point of trying to get multiple
interfaces on the same subnet working, although I would like to
do that in the future. It would help if you have a high-site with
multiple antennas and radios.

So anybody that know how to add a direct IPv6 host route on FreeBSD?


John Hay -- John.Hay at meraka.csir.co.za / jhay at FreeBSD.org

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