misc/71609: gifconfig_gif0, not gif_config_gif0 (IPv6 handbook docs)

Mark Martinec Mark.Martinec at ijs.si
Sat Sep 11 16:40:27 PDT 2004


>Number:         71609
>Category:       misc
>Synopsis:       gifconfig_gif0, not gif_config_gif0 (IPv6 handbook docs)
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       low
>Responsible:    freebsd-bugs
>State:          open
>Quarter:        
>Keywords:       
>Date-Required:
>Class:          doc-bug
>Submitter-Id:   current-users
>Arrival-Date:   Sat Sep 11 23:40:26 GMT 2004
>Closed-Date:
>Last-Modified:
>Originator:     Mark Martinec
>Release:        5.2-CURRENT
>Organization:
"J. Stefan" Institute
>Environment:
FreeBSD ezri.ijs.si 5.2-CURRENT FreeBSD 5.2-CURRENT #3: Sun Aug 15 09:27:09 CEST 2004     root at ezri.ijs.si:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/EZRI  amd64
>Description:
Documentation error, the rc.conf parameter name
is 'gifconfig_gif0' (no underscore), not 'gif_config_gif0'.

The document in error is:
  http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/network-ipv6.html
  FreeBSD Handbook, Chapter 24 Advanced Networking
    24.10.5.2 IPv6 Router/Gateway Settings
in text:
  To configure the interface with a local endpoint of MY_IPv4_ADDR
  to a remote endpoint of REMOTE_IPv4_ADDR:
    gif_config_gif0="MY_IPv4_ADDR REMOTE_IPv4_ADDR"
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

(the problem is trivial, yet it took some amount of
head scratching and digging on the startup scripts to
figure out why the tunnel is not configured on boot)
>How-To-Repeat:
Putting the:
  gif_config_gif0="192.168.10.138 10.11.12.13"
into /etc/rc.conf achieves no effect after restart,
yet the following correctly configures the tunnel:
  gifconfig_gif0="192.168.10.138 10.11.12.13"
>Fix:
Replace:
  gif_config_gif0="MY_IPv4_ADDR REMOTE_IPv4_ADDR"
with:
  gifconfig_gif0="MY_IPv4_ADDR REMOTE_IPv4_ADDR"
in the named document.
>Release-Note:
>Audit-Trail:
>Unformatted:


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