RE: v6 only networks broken?
- From: "Lai, Weiwen" <Weiwen Lai xerox com>
- To: <weiwen_lai yahoo com>, "Dan Williams" <dcbw redhat com>, "Paul Wouters" <paul xelerance com>
- Cc: networkmanager-list gnome org
- Subject: RE: v6 only networks broken?
- Date: Mon, 24 Nov 2008 16:53:43 -0800
Does nm currently support both stateful and stateless ipv6 address auto
configurations? Mentioned below is that the ipv6 infratructure is
already done for nm, I wonder what is missing in ipv6 implementation
with nm 0.7 RC2 release? I am mostly interested in wired networks.
What is the expected time frame for this full ipv6 feature delivery?
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[mailto:networkmanager-list-bounces gnome org] On Behalf Of Dan Williams
Sent: Friday, November 21, 2008 10:46 AM
To: Paul Wouters
Cc: networkmanager-list gnome org
Subject: Re: v6 only networks broken?
On Fri, 2008-11-21 at 02:40 -0500, Paul Wouters wrote:
> I am not sure if someelse else at IETF already raised this, but NM
> does not work on IPv6 only networks. After association on the wifi, it
> disassociates with "could not obtain an address". We suspect because
> it did not get an ipv4 ip address via dhcp, though we did get an ipv6
Correct; NM won't (yet) try to get IPv6 addresses, though we have some
infrastructure to handle IPv6 via LL, router advertisements, and DHCP
+/- information only mode, it's not all there. Full IPv6 support will
be added in the near future and is a major target for post 0.7
NM should not stomp on IPv6 LL addresses that get assigned to the
interface however. If it does, it's a bug.
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