[FROG] /31s, scope link and FRR BGP

Chris Malton (Delta V) chris at deltav-tech.co.uk
Sat Oct 13 04:19:48 EDT 2018

Hi all,

I have /31s from an upstream provider on v4. If I specify "scope link" 
in /etc/network/interfaces for these, FRR seemingly doesn't allow the 
address to be used for update-source.

Minimal reproduction example (taken from one of my core routers):

/e/n/i config:

auto lo
iface lo inet loopback
	up ip addr add scope global dev lo

auto ens4
iface ens4 inet static
	scope link

FRR config:

router bgp 65000
  neighbor remote-as 65001
  neighbor interface ens4
  neighbor update-source

What happens in this case, is that FRR sends updates from 
instead of (despite being explicitly told otherwise!).

Have I found a bug, or have I done something stupid?

Thanks in advance.


Chris Malton

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