cvs commit: src/sys/net if_bridge.c if_ethersubr.c src/sys/netinet6 in6_ifattach.c nd6.c nd6_nbr.c

Bruce A. Mah bmah at
Wed Sep 7 08:41:33 PDT 2005

If memory serves me right, Andrew Thompson wrote:
> thompsa     2005-09-06 21:11:59 UTC
>   FreeBSD src repository
>   Modified files:
>     sys/net              if_bridge.c if_ethersubr.c 
>     sys/netinet6         in6_ifattach.c nd6.c nd6_nbr.c 
>   Log:
>   Add support for multicast to the bridge and allow inet6 addresses to be
>   assigned to the interface.
>   IPv6 auto-configuration is disabled. An IPv6 link-local address has a
>   link-local scope within one link, the spec is unclear for the bridge case and
>   it may cause scope violation.
>   An address can be assigned in the usual way;
>     ifconfig bridge0 inet6 xxxx:...
>   Tested by:      bmah
>   Reviewed by:    ume (netinet6)
>   Approved by:    mlaier (mentor)
>   MFC after:      1 week

Many thanks!


PS.  Minor clarification on the commit message:  Technically one *could*
assign an IPv6 address to an if_bridge(4) interface before this change,
it just didn't do the right thing.  :-)

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