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From: Peter Johanson <latexer@g.o>
To: Seemant Kulleen <seemant@g.o>
Cc: gentoo-dev@g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] IPv6 support in network initscripts
Date: Sun, 01 Jun 2003 12:46:53
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] IPv6 support in network initscripts by Seemant Kulleen
1 On Sat, May 31, 2003 at 11:13:11PM -0700, Seemant Kulleen wrote:
2 > there's something which occurs to me -- in /etc/rc.conf there is a way to specify which protocols you allow. Do our net scripts already have ipv6 support, I wonder? or is that stuff in rc.conf for some other purpose?
3 >
4 I've never seen anything which actually sources rc.conf and uses the
5 PROTOCOL variable in any way. I have no idea why that's there. anybody
6 enlighten me?
8 Our current scripts (in the stable baselayout, not sure about ~arch)
9 lets you specify inet6_ethX in the /etc/conf.d/net file, and adds that
10 alias to the device. In reality, there are three different ways to
11 configure the IPv6 attributes of a device. First, you can configure
12 everything by hand. Setting an IP, default route, etc. IPv6 also
13 specificies the existance of autoconfiguration via "Router
14 Advertisement." This is basically a stateless, automatic "DHCP-like"
15 configuration. Thirdly, there is specification for a stateful
16 configuration using DHCPv6.
19 Our initscript *should* be made to account for all of these
20 possiblities. Doing this well might get a little messy though.
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Re: [gentoo-dev] IPv6 support in network initscripts Matt Thrailkill <xwred1@×××××××××.net>
Re: [gentoo-dev] IPv6 support in network initscripts Martin Schlemmer <azarah@g.o>