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bgpd: Fix mistake in NHT of connected IPv6 next-hops preventing route advertisement

Since quagga-1.2.0, the Next Hop validation for directly connected peers
using IPv6 does not work.

In this setup, BGP updates contain two next hops: a global IPv6 address and
a link-local IPv6 address (a correct behavior according to RFC 2545).  This
means that the length of the next hop attribute is 32 and not 16.

The problem comes from the function "make_prefix()" in "bgpd/bgp_nht.c".  It
refuses to build a prefix structure for a route when the length of the
[Anext hop attribute is different from 16, even if a valid global IPv6
address is available.

The route is mistakenly considered invalid and thus, it is not installed in
the routing table.

Details: "make_prefix()" was not modified in quagga-1.2.0 but its
interpretation was changed in commit
3dda6b3eccb9a2a88d607372c83c04c796e7daac.  Before this commit, the failure
of "make_prefix()" was interpreted as a successful validation of the next
Mathieu Jadin 1 year ago
1 changed files with 2 additions and 2 deletions
  1. 2 2

+ 2 - 2

@@ -409,8 +409,8 @@ make_prefix (int afi, struct bgp_info *ri, struct prefix *p)
 #ifdef HAVE_IPV6
     case AFI_IP6:
-      if (ri->attr->extra->mp_nexthop_len != 16
-	  || IN6_IS_ADDR_LINKLOCAL (&ri->attr->extra->mp_nexthop_global))
+      if (ri->attr->extra->mp_nexthop_len == 16
+	  && IN6_IS_ADDR_LINKLOCAL (&ri->attr->extra->mp_nexthop_global))
 	return -1;
       p->family = AF_INET6;