BIRD 1.6.2 removes IPv6 kernel routes

Robert Sander r.sander at
Mon Nov 7 15:37:32 CET 2016


I have an issue with BIRD 1.6.2 from on
Debian jessie:

When bird6 is running and I "ifup" an interface with a static IPv6
address the address is added but no IPv6 route in the associated network
via that interface.

When bird6 is not running everything works.

It looks like bird6 1.6.2 is eating IPv6 routes set by the kernel.
I have not encountered this issue with the IPv4 bird daemon.

After downgrading to bird 1.4.5 from Debian jessie everything works as

What information do you need?

Robert Sander
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