Sstatic protocol routes not loaded until extra reload is done on unchanged config.

Ondrej Zajicek santiago at
Mon Feb 4 11:18:39 CET 2013

On Thu, Jan 31, 2013 at 01:16:19AM +0100, Hans van Kranenburg wrote:
> Hi all,
> My question is: what's going on here? Why are the static routes not fed
> into bird at startup, but only after I reload the unchanged
> configuration? Have I overlooked a configuration detail, or is there
> something else 'fishy' going on?


There are two things:

1) Your dummy0 interface seems to be down, that is a reason why static
protocol didn't generate routes at first. I don't know if it is really
down or just BIRD thinks that it is, you should check by 'show interfaces'
and enable it by 'ip link set dummy0 up'. If that were IPv4, dummy0 could
be up but without IP address so BIRD would consider it down, but for
IPv6 there is usually link-local address so this is not an issue.

2) There is a bug in reconfiguration of static protocol that device routes
are added regardless of whether interfaces are up or down.

Elen sila lumenn' omentielvo

Ondrej 'SanTiago' Zajicek (email: santiago at
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