how do you bring IPv6 live without reboot?
Bruce M. Simpson
bms at FreeBSD.org
Fri Jun 22 23:39:48 UTC 2007
> I've found a way:
> # sysctl net.inet6.ip6.auto_linklocal=1
> # ifconfig em0 down up
> will assign link-local address to interface.
> after all required interfaces have link-local addresses,
> run /etc/rc.d/network_ipv6 start and all will be set ! :)
Well, this may work now, however, don't depend on this behaviour in
The fact that it does work at all is to do with how protocol domain
attach works with struct ifnet. I am thinking that in future a lot of
this should change, in order to avoid a number of issues we currently
have -- this (the inability to re-attach IPv6 without taking down the
entire interface) is one of them.
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