Re: [PATCH] net: ipv6: don't generate link-local address in any addr_gen_mode
From: Rocco Yue
Date: Mon Jul 05 2021 - 02:04:26 EST
On Thu, 2021-07-01 at 16:51 +0800, Rocco Yue wrote:
> On Wed, 2021-06-30 at 22:41 -0600, David Ahern wrote:
>> On 6/30/21 9:39 PM, Rocco Yue wrote:
>>> Hi David,
>>> Thanks for your review.
>>> This patch is different with IN6_ADDR_GEN_MODE_NONE.
>>> When the addr_gen_mode == IN6_ADDR_GEN_MODE_NONE, the Linux kernel
>>> doesn't automatically generate the ipv6 link-local address.
>>> After this patch, when the "disable_gen_linklocal_addr" value of a device
>>> is 1, no matter in which addr_gen_mode, the Linux kernel will not automatically
>>> generate an ipv6 link-local for this device.
>> those 2 sentences are saying the same thing to me.
>> for your use case, why is setting addr_gen_mode == 1 for the device not
> For mobile operators that don't need to support RFC7217, setting
> addr_gen_mode == 1 is sufficient;
> But for some other mobile operators that need to support RFC7217, such as AT&T,
> the mobile device's addr_gen_mode will be switched to the
> IN6_ADDR_GEN_MODE_STABLE_PRIVACY, instead of using IN6_ADDR_GEN_MODE_NONE.
> The purpose is: in the IN6_ADDR_GEN_MODE_STABLE_PRIVACY mode, kernel can
> gererate a stable privacy global ipv6 address after receiveing RA, and
> network processes can use this global address to communicate with the
> outside network.
> Of course, mobile operators that need to support RFC7217 should also meet
> the requirement of 3GPP TS 29.061, that is, MT should use IID assigned by
> the GGSN to build its ipv6 link-local address and use this address to send RS.
> We don't want the kernel to automatically generate an ipv6 link-local address
> when addr_gen_mode == 2. Otherwise, using the stable privacy ipv6 link-local
> address automatically generated by the kernel to send RS message, GGSN will
> not be able to respond to the RS and reply a RA message.
> Therefore, after this patch, kernel will not generate ipv6 link-local address
> for the corresponding device when addr_gen_mode == 1 or addr_gen_mode == 2.
Gentle ping for this patch.