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[Bug 619332] Re: Broadcast as fall-back mechanism when no HIT->IP
I guess, it's time to conclude the discussion ;-)
I have posted my thought about the inclusion of extensions at:
https://answers.launchpad.net/hipl/+question/123357 Comments are
Following this line of argumentation, broadcasts and shotgun should at
least have an active maintainer and should get a switch to be disabled.
As you, Miika, seem to be in support for the extension, please make
broadcasting optional and ensure that shotgun can be switched off
Broadcast as fall-back mechanism when no HIT->IP
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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.