BIRD 1.6.2 removes IPv6 kernel routes

Ondrej Zajicek santiago at
Fri Nov 11 12:57:34 CET 2016

On Mon, Nov 07, 2016 at 03:37:32PM +0100, Robert Sander wrote:
> Hi,
> 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.


Could you send me output of 'ip -6 route list' and 'birdc show route' to
see which kernel routes get removed? And set 'debug all' to kernel
protocol and see BIRD log messages related to route removal?

Elen sila lumenn' omentielvo

Ondrej 'Santiago' Zajicek (email: santiago at
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