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Bug#901255: netcfg-static: Unable to configure fe80::1 as a gateway

Samuel Thibault <sthibault@debian.org> writes:

> Bjørn Mork, le mar. 12 juin 2018 13:30:39 +0200, a ecrit:
>> But this will:
>> frtest3:~# ip route add 2001:db8:f00::1/128 dev eth1
> So this is a route, which can be checked for.

No, it is a route you can safely add.  Checking for it is no point.  It
does not have to exist prior to adding the gateway.

>> > which is the point of the test AIUI.
>> The test is pointless.  There is absolutely no requirement that the
>> gateway should be part of any larger on-link prefix or related to any of
>> the configured host addresses in any way.
> Please scratch from your mind whatever you thought I meant.
> What I meant is that a route is needed for that. That is what we can
> really check for to provide useful feedback to a user making a typo,
> before trying to reach something on the Internet that might just be
> randomly off.

Noe, you can't check this.  It makes no sense.  But I think we are
running in circles now.  let's just flag the Debian IPv6 implementation
as broken on this point and move on.


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