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Bug#584549: linux-2.6: please enable CONFIG_IP_VS_IPV6

On Mon, 2010-06-21 at 13:26 +0200, Ferenc Wagner wrote:
> Hi,
> netdev wasn't particularly interested, but Julius Volz, the author of
> this code directed me to the lvs-users mailing list.  Nobody reported
> any problem since then, but I got a success report, see
> http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.linux.network/163055/focus=11035
> I also got a personal reply from Rob Gallagher.  Quoting him:
> > From: Rob Gallagher <robert.gallagher@heanet.ie>
> > Subject: Re: Is CONFIG_IP_VS_IPV6 still/really dangerous?
> > To: Ferenc Wagner <wferi@niif.hu>
> > Cc: Julius Volz <juliusv@google.com>
> > Date: Thu, 17 Jun 2010 15:56:53 +0100
> >
> > We've been using IPVS with IPv6 on our mirror site, ftp.heanet.ie, for
> > nearly a year now.
> >
> > The only major issue we encountered was with mtu discovery for some
> > users on IPv6 tunnels, however this was quickly resolved with a patch
> > from Julius that has since gone into the mainline kernel.
> The referenced patch is commit 94b26551: IPVS: Add handling of incoming
> ICMPV6 messages, which is seems to be already present in the Sid kernel.
> Based on the above, I don't think there are known problems with this
> option.  While it's untested on the wider scale, it seems to work for
> those using it.  Please consider enabling it, or tell me how I could
> help researching this further.

Thanks for the information.  This will be enabled in the next version.


Ben Hutchings
Once a job is fouled up, anything done to improve it makes it worse.

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