state of ipv6

Ondrej Zajicek santiago at
Mon Nov 23 20:26:40 CET 2009

On Mon, Nov 23, 2009 at 08:06:31PM +0100, Martin Kraus wrote:
> Hi.
>   I'd like to ask what is the state of ipv6 in bird. I know it doesn't support
> OSPFv3 but last time I tried, ipv6 RIP didn't work either. Has something changed
> or do I have to use a different routing daemon for ipv6?

OSPFv3 implementation is near to finish. I hope it will be released
before end of 2009.

I don't know about any changes to IPv6 RIP.

If i would need to do IPv6 routing with current BIRD, i would
use eBGP - just assign one ASN (from private range) for each
router and use AS path length as metric.

Elen sila lumenn' omentielvo

Ondrej 'SanTiago' Zajicek (email: santiago at
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