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Subject[PATCH 1/1] ipv6: ignore looped-back NA while dad is running
[ipv6] Ignore looped-back NAs while in Duplicate Address Detection

If we send an unsolicited NA shortly after bringing up an
IPv6 address, the duplicate address detection algorithm
fails and the ip stays in tentative mode forever.
This is due a missing check if the NA is looped-back to us.

Signed-off-by: Daniel Walter <>
apply against linux-2.6 HEAD

net/ipv6/ndisc.c | 7 ++++---
1 files changed, 4 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)
diff --git a/net/ipv6/ndisc.c b/net/ipv6/ndisc.c
index 92f952d..f057ff3 100644
--- a/net/ipv6/ndisc.c
+++ b/net/ipv6/ndisc.c
@@ -945,9 +945,10 @@ static void ndisc_recv_na(struct sk_buff *skb)
ifp = ipv6_get_ifaddr(dev_net(dev), &msg->target, dev, 1);
if (ifp) {
- if (ifp->flags & IFA_F_TENTATIVE) {
- addrconf_dad_failure(ifp);
- return;
+ if (skb->pkt_type != PACKET_LOOPBACK
+ && (ifp->flags & IFA_F_TENTATIVE)) {
+ addrconf_dad_failure(ifp);
+ return;
/* What should we make now? The advertisement
is invalid, but ndisc specs say nothing

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