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[Bug 619332] Re: Fall-back mechanism failure
You can remove if it is what you want. We can reintroduce the feature if
standardized or there is need for it.
If you want to achieve the third point in the implementation, some
experimentation with TCP, UDP and ICMPv6 based applications is needed.
Maybe the error event can be catched in hipd/netdev.c:hip_netdev_event()
Fall-back mechanism failure
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Status in Host Identity Protocol for Linux: New
If the hip daemon can't resolve an address with hip_map_id_to_addr, it tries to broadcast an I1 message using standard interfaces.
This fallback mechanism is in my and Renes opinion useless and should be stripped out.
The cause of failing in my particular case was that I mounted /etc/hip/hosts with fuse and the fopen function failed to open it, even though hipd had root rights.