NetBSD Problem Report #46939

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Subject: pkgsrc Quagga patch for incorrect router advertisements
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>Number:         46939
>Category:       pkg
>Synopsis:       pkgsrc Quagga patch for incorrect router advertisements
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       serious
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    gdt
>State:          analyzed
>Class:          change-request
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Tue Sep 11 08:00:00 +0000 2012
>Last-Modified:  Wed Dec 05 18:44:45 +0000 2012
>Originator:     Matthias-Christian Ott
>Release:        5.1.2
Universitšt Leipzig
We had some severe problems with router advertisements send by Quagga
[1]. It assumes that sizeof(struct sockaddr_dl.sdl_data) is 12
(interface name and MAC address). An interface name longer that 6
characters truncates the MAC address in the router advertisement. The
issue is known since 2007.

I wrote a patch and we tested it for several weeks.

Create an interface with a name longer than 6 characters and verify the MAC address in the output of show interface in Quagga.



Responsible-Changed-From-To: pkg-manager->gdt
Responsible-Changed-When: Tue, 11 Sep 2012 12:42:58 +0000
Over to maintainer.

State-Changed-From-To: open->analyzed
State-Changed-When: Wed, 05 Dec 2012 18:44:45 +0000
Problem is understood, but should be solved upstream.


 See reply on pkgsrc-users about why I am not comfortable applying this

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