[RFC] Multicast and IPv6 Link Local Addresses
toke at toke.dk
Mon Apr 17 18:55:46 CEST 2017
Baptiste Jonglez <baptiste at bitsofnetworks.org> writes:
> Hi Jason,
> On Fri, Apr 07, 2017 at 04:02:49PM +0200, Jason A. Donenfeld wrote:
>> Various networking people have been poking and prodding about
>> supporting IPv6 Link Local addresses and about supporting special
>> multicast addresses. *I MAY VERY WELL NEVER CHOOSE TO IMPLEMENT THIS*
>> but in case I do, I wanted to start spec'ing out what this might look
>> like in order to think about it better. There are a lot of odd
>> concerns to take into account, so I doubt that the below will wind up
>> as a final solution.
> This is good news! I can't wait to see Babel running on a wireguard
> interface with several peers, or even what OSPF would look like on such a
> That being said, for the purpose of a routing protocol like Babel, I think
> it still makes more sense to use only *point-to-point* wireguard links.
> Link-local and multicast communication solves the problem of discovering
> remote routing daemon, but the AllowedIPs list is still static, which does
> not make sense for a routing protocol. With point-to-point links, you can
> bypass this limitation by simply setting AllowedIPs to ::/0. Of course,
> once we have dynamic AllowedIPs, this will change :)
Yeah, for the use case I'm envisioning, I would teach the routing daemon
to update wireguard's route tables...
> There is just the minor issue of subnets that encompass both unicast and
> multicast addresses, the simplest one being ::/0. Such subnets could be
> automatically split by wireguard, or just have the "moving" semantic of
> unicast subnets. With this last option, a user would have to explicitly
> add a subnet which is *within* a multicast prefix to trigger the "cloning"
I agree that the least confusing would be to only treat prefixes
entirely contained in the known multicast prefixes as having "cloning"
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