Feature request - Control of IPv6 source address selection

Darren Tucker dtucker at zip.com.au
Tue Aug 29 10:32:32 AEST 2017

On 29 August 2017 at 04:18, Brandon Applegate <brandon at burn.net> wrote:
> I’d love for there to be a config option to control IPv6 source address
> selection - specifically temp/privacy vs. non.

Can you use BindAddress [static_ipv6_address] in ~/.ssh/config?  Failing
that you can use ProxyCommand to implement whatever behaviour you want.

 The issue that I (and others over the years) see is that when there is a
> long lived ssh connection (i.e. days or > 1 week) - if this connection was
> sourced from a temp/privacy address - the socket will get killed when this
> address finally expires and falls off the interface.  Being able to turn a
> knob and get client connections initiated from a non-privacy address would
> be great.
> There have been some bug reports in downstream projects over time:
> https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=859270
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=512032

The interface from RFC5014 doesn't seem to be widely supported (Linux was
the only implementation I could find in a brief search).

Darren Tucker (dtucker at zip.com.au)
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