[ovs-discuss] GRE with link-local remote_ip: "not a valid IPv6 address"

Gregory Rose gvrose8192 at gmail.com
Tue Aug 27 17:17:09 UTC 2019

On 8/27/2019 9:40 AM, Sven Gebauer wrote:
> Am 27.08.19 um 17:12 schrieb Gregory Rose:
>>> 2019-08-22T07:22:09.545Z|00050|socket_util|ERR|"fe80::1%ens9" is not a valid IPv6 address
>> Remove the '%ens9' from your IPv6 address, that's not valid.
> Then how do i specify the scope (i.e. interface) of a link-local address?
> The `ip` command has the `dev` option for this, but i couldn't find
> anything like that in the OVS docs. The changelog [0] says that the
> %-Notation is supported since v2.8.

That's a good question - I've never used that notation and was not aware 
of it.

Maybe someone else can help with that part but I'm curious why you feel 
the need to specify the link-local address.

- Greg

> Regards,
> Sven
> [0] https://github.com/openvswitch/ovs/blob/5c7ba90d8189ee7b35a1723d5a76dc205720af50/NEWS#L353

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