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May 7, 2012, 9:11 AM
Post #3 of 3
On 7. May 2012, at 14:58 , Lutz Pre▀ler wrote:
Re: IPv4-mapped as ICMPv6 source address ?!
[In reply to]
> doing traceroute6 www.ietf.org, I get
> 5 2001:1890:1fff:109:192:205:34:181 (2001:1890:1fff:109:192:205:34:181) 95.902 ms 95.644 ms 119.383 ms
> 6 n54ny21crs.ipv6.att.net (2001:1890:ff:ffff:12:122:80:226) 175.058 ms 173.507 ms 176.317 ms
> 7 cgcil22crs.ipv6.att.net (2001:1890:ff:ffff:12:122:1:2) 171.525 ms 171.620 ms 172.789 ms
> 8 cr1.cgcil.ip.att.net (::ffff:18.104.22.168) 174.256 ms 174.761 ms 173.078 ms
> 9 sffca21crs.ipv6.att.net (2001:1890:ff:ffff:12:122:4:121) 172.066 ms 172.525 ms 174.842 ms
> 10 cr81.sj2ca.ip.att.net (::ffff:22.214.171.124) 171.342 ms 173.409 ms 171.158 ms
> 11 sj2ca401me3.ipv6.att.net (2001:1890:ff:ffff:12:122:126:238) 237.509 ms 170.582 ms 170.598 ms
> and indeed see incoming ICMPv6 packets with ::ffff:/96 source addresses.
> I suppose, this is not as it should be. Does anyone know what kind
> of routers create those and in which situation (maybe if there are only
> link-local IPv6 addresses on the link)? Probably it's not SIIT.
MPLS nodes, I know Cisco did it, probably more these days. They are valid
packets even on the wire, however some OSes simply drop them on input based
on an old draft:
I know at least FreeBSD still does.
Given you see them in your traceroute6, your OS seems to accept them.
Make sure that your firewall handles these kinds of addresses correctly
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