[Bug 257287] gateway with `ping -6 -e` is ignored

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Date: Mon, 19 Jul 2021 20:55:55 UTC

            Bug ID: 257287
           Summary: gateway with `ping -6 -e` is ignored
           Product: Base System
           Version: 13.0-STABLE
          Hardware: Any
                OS: Any
            Status: New
          Severity: Affects Only Me
          Priority: ---
         Component: kern
          Assignee: bugs@FreeBSD.org
          Reporter: jcaplan@blackberry.com


Specifying a gateway with `ping -6 -e` is ignored.

Steps to Reproduce
Two devices D1 and D2

ifconfig vmx0 inet6 3ffe::1
ifconfig vmx1 inet6 2001::1

ifconfig vmx0 inet6 3ffe::2
ifconfig vmx1 inet6 2001::2

Then on D1:
ping -6 -e 3ffe::2 -c3 2001::2

Actual Results:

The icmp6 message goes out from D1 on vmx1

Expected Results

The icmp6 message goes out from D1 on vmx0

Build Date & Hardware

FreeBSD freebsd 13.0-RELEASE FreeBSD 13.0-RELEASE #6
releng/13.0-n244733-ea31abc261f: Sat Jun 19 06:23:53 UTC 2021

Additional Information

See attached patch.

Control flow has changed quite a bit in ip6_output() since 12.2.

In this scenario, we have ro == NULL and hit the else block to determine the
outgoing interface based on the destination ip. When ping6 uses the
IPV6_NEXTHOP option, then opt->ip6po_nextroute.ro_nh is defined. However, when
we hit the old check later on, nh == NULL so it is ignored and we never get a
chance to check for a hard coded next hop.

Instead, when ro == NULL, need to check the option and hard code the
destination prior to calling fib6_lookup() which will assign the interface.

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