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
>Class:          doc-bug
>Submitter-Id:   current-users
>Arrival-Date:   Sat Sep 11 23:40:26 GMT 2004
>Originator:     Mark Martinec
>Release:        5.2-CURRENT
"J. Stefan" Institute
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
Documentation error, the rc.conf parameter name
is 'gifconfig_gif0' (no underscore), not 'gif_config_gif0'.

The document in error is:
  FreeBSD Handbook, Chapter 24 Advanced Networking 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)
Putting the:
into /etc/rc.conf achieves no effect after restart,
yet the following correctly configures the tunnel:
  gif_config_gif0="MY_IPv4_ADDR REMOTE_IPv4_ADDR"
  gifconfig_gif0="MY_IPv4_ADDR REMOTE_IPv4_ADDR"
in the named document.

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