Bug ID 505324: iRule nexthop command does not work with IPv6 addresses

Last Modified: Nov 07, 2022

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Affected Product:  See more info
BIG-IP LTM(all modules)

Known Affected Versions:
10.2.0, 10.2.1, 10.2.2, 10.2.3, 10.2.4, 11.0.0, 11.1.0, 11.2.0, 11.2.1, 11.3.0, 11.4.0, 11.4.1, 11.5.0, 11.5.1, 11.5.1 HF1, 11.5.1 HF10, 11.5.1 HF11, 11.5.1 HF2, 11.5.1 HF3, 11.5.1 HF4, 11.5.1 HF5, 11.5.1 HF6, 11.5.1 HF7, 11.5.1 HF8, 11.5.1 HF9, 11.5.10, 11.5.2, 11.5.2 HF1, 11.5.3, 11.5.3 HF1, 11.5.3 HF2, 11.5.4, 11.5.4 HF1, 11.5.4 HF2, 11.5.4 HF3, 11.5.4 HF4, 11.5.5, 11.5.6, 11.5.7, 11.5.8, 11.5.9, 11.6.0, 11.6.0 HF1, 11.6.0 HF2, 11.6.0 HF3, 11.6.0 HF4, 11.6.0 HF5, 11.6.0 HF6, 11.6.0 HF7, 11.6.0 HF8, 11.6.1, 11.6.1 HF1, 11.6.1 HF2, 11.6.2, 11.6.2 HF1, 11.6.3, 11.6.3.1, 11.6.3.2, 11.6.3.3, 11.6.3.4, 11.6.4, 11.6.5, 11.6.5.1, 11.6.5.2, 11.6.5.3

Fixed In:
12.0.0

Opened: Feb 06, 2015
Severity: 3-Major
Related Article:
K16588

Symptoms

iRule nexthop command does not work with IPv6 addresses. A connection to a virtual server that uses the nexthop command with a VLAN and an IPv6 address might experience delayed or failed connections.

Impact

Delayed or failed connections. A connection to a virtual which uses the nexthop command without a VLAN specification, and an IPv6 address reports an iRule runtime error similar to the following: 01220001:3: TCL error: /Common/IPV6_http_bypass <HTTP_REQUEST> - while executing 'nexthop IPv6_address.'

Conditions

iRule that uses either: nexthop vlan_name IPv6_address or nexthop IPv6_Address.

Workaround

If possible, use a convention similar to the following example, substituting in your values: nexthop vlan_name ethernet_address.

Fix Information

The nexthop iRule command now works with IPv6 addresses.

Behavior Change