bird6 and protocol device

Alexander Shikoff minotaur at
Wed Nov 16 11:58:11 CET 2011

Hello All,

I've started to set up an IPv6 route-server and got first issue:

protocol device {
        primary "bge0" 2001:7f8:63::ffff/64;

# ifconfig bge0
ifconfig bge0
bge0: flags=8843<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> metric 0 mtu 1500
        ether 00:21:9b:fc:d5:e4
        inet x.x.x.0 netmask 0xfffffe00 broadcast x.x.x.255
        inet6 2001:7f8:63::ffff prefixlen 64 
        nd6 options=3<PERFORMNUD,ACCEPT_RTADV>
        media: Ethernet autoselect (1000baseT <full-duplex>)
        status: active

bird6 fails to start with error:
bird: /usr/local/etc/bird6.conf, line 92: Invalid prefix
/usr/local/etc/rc.d/bird6: WARNING: failed to start bird6

What's wrong? Thanks in advance!


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