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SubjectRe: [PATCH]small fix for __ipv6_addr_type(...)
No, according to RFC 4007, loopback is considered a link-local
address.

-vlad

Yan Zheng wrote:
> Hi.
>
> I think the scope for loopback address should be node local.
>
> Regards
>
> Signed-off-by: Yan Zheng <yanzheng@21cn.com>
>
> ========================================================================
> --- linux-2.6.15-rc1/net/ipv6/addrconf.c 2005-11-13
> 12:23:06.000000000 +0800
> +++ linux/net/ipv6/addrconf.c 2005-11-13 15:50:03.000000000 +0800
> @@ -249,7 +249,7 @@ int __ipv6_addr_type(const struct in6_ad
>
> if (addr->s6_addr32[3] == htonl(0x00000001))
> return (IPV6_ADDR_LOOPBACK | IPV6_ADDR_UNICAST |
> -
> IPV6_ADDR_SCOPE_TYPE(IPV6_ADDR_SCOPE_LINKLOCAL)); /* addr-select 3.4 */
> +
> IPV6_ADDR_SCOPE_TYPE(IPV6_ADDR_SCOPE_NODELOCAL)); /* addr-select 3.4 */
>
> return (IPV6_ADDR_COMPATv4 | IPV6_ADDR_UNICAST |
> IPV6_ADDR_SCOPE_TYPE(IPV6_ADDR_SCOPE_GLOBAL)); /*
> addr-select 3.3 */
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