avahi-daemon mDNS publishes 'privacy' ipv6 address

Bug #991794 reported by Neil Wilson on 2012-04-30
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avahi (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

The 'publish' facility on avahi-daemon publishes all the ipv6 addresses created on an interfaces - even the temporary one used under the 'privacy' extensions.

This means that if you're using ssh for this server in conjunction with mDNS that you are always asked to confirm the change of IP address.

avahi-daemon perhaps should really only publish the permanent addresses as AAAA - which are the ones that are supposed to be used for inbound addresses.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: avahi-daemon 0.6.30-5ubuntu2
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-24.37-generic 3.2.14
Uname: Linux 3.2.0-24-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.0.1-0ubuntu7
Architecture: amd64
Date: Mon Apr 30 10:17:28 2012
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.04 "Lucid Lynx" - Alpha amd64 (20100224.1)
SourcePackage: avahi
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to precise on 2012-03-28 (32 days ago)
modified.conffile..etc.avahi.avahi.daemon.conf: [modified]
mtime.conffile..etc.avahi.avahi.daemon.conf: 2011-02-28T15:15:50.035470

Neil Wilson (neil-aldur) wrote :
Ken Sharp (kennybobs) wrote :

Then internal networks with no external IPv6 assignment will not work.

Neil Wilson (neil-aldur) wrote :

Don't confuse 'local' addresses with 'privacy' addresses.

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