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Bug 196429 - DHCPv6 server in rawhide returns malformed replies
Summary: DHCPv6 server in rawhide returns malformed replies
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: dhcpv6
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: David Cantrell
QA Contact:
Depends On:
Blocks: FC6Target
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2006-06-23 08:43 UTC by Tomas Mraz
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2006-11-22 17:40:52 UTC

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Description Tomas Mraz 2006-06-23 08:43:03 UTC
Server from dhcpv6-0.10-26 returns malformed replies to dhcpv6 client. The
client version is dhcpv6_client-0.10-16.1. When the server is downgraded to the
same version as client, it works fine.

The syslog on client machine contains:

Jun 23 09:56:48 ipv6srot dhcp6c[6736]:   malformed IA option: type 16384, len 33
Jun 23 09:56:48 ipv6srot dhcp6c[6736]: failed to parse options
Jun 23 09:56:48 ipv6srot dhcp6c[6736]: unexpected reply

Comment 1 Jason Vas Dias 2006-07-19 06:58:00 UTC
This is now fixed with dhcpv6-0.10-30 in rawhide / FC-6 .

The problem was that previous to dhcpv6-0.10-24? the only way to set the
client address prefix was by router advertisement; after adding the new
address, dhcpv6 expected the route dst_len to be set automatically by
router advertisement in the kernel ; this did not happen, (unless a radvd
was running on the network) so effectively, no client address prefixes could 
be set without radvd.

Then, with -24, I made the server explicitly send the prefix length configured
in the server configuration file to the client; but this broke the packet
parse for earlier clients.

Now, clients must send a new 'DH6OPT_REQUEST_PREFIX' nil-valued option (28),
which will cause the server to send the extra prefix length byte,  if
the 'address{ .. prefix ...}' option or 'range ::x ::x/NN' statements 
specify a non-zero prefix.

This can be disabled in dhcp6c.conf and dhcp6s.conf by use of the 
new 'use_ra_prefix' option, which specifies the default upstream
behaviour of relying on radvd for the address prefixes.

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