Problems w/IPv6 router address

James A. Crippen james at UnLambda.COM
Fri Jul 20 20:35:17 CEST 2001

On Fri, 20 Jul 2001 aardvark at wrote:

> Hi there...I'm trying to build an IPv6 tunnel broker in Linux using bird
> as a routing daemon, and I'm running into trouble.  Right now I'm just trying
> to make sure that I can add IPv6 tunnels/devices manually, and I keep
> getting the error "Router IDs must be entered as hexadecimal numbers or
> IPv4 addresses in IPv6 version".  I've tried adding addresses in these
> forms:
> router id 3ffe:1200:3028:ff01:0000:0000:0000:124e;
> router id 3ffe12003028ff01000000000000124e;
> router id 0x3ffe12003028ff01000000000000124e;
> What am I missing?

I have no clue, but a random guess might be that you need the slash mask
on the end.  Maybe.


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