misc/113842: enabling IPv6 post-boot didn't work: required reboot
ggm at mirin.apnic.net
Tue Jun 19 03:40:02 UTC 2007
>Synopsis: enabling IPv6 post-boot didn't work: required reboot
>Arrival-Date: Tue Jun 19 03:40:01 GMT 2007
>Originator: George Michaelson
>Release: FreeBSD 7.0-CURRENT i386
System: FreeBSD mirin.apnic.net 7.0-CURRENT FreeBSD 7.0-CURRENT #5: Mon Jun 11 10:43:34 EST 2007 root at mirin.apnic.net:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/ULURU i386
I had to bring up a stateless autoconfig node, which previous
was V4 only. It had V6 in the kernel. I wanted to avoid reboot.
Although I added V6 enabler directives to /etc/rc.conf, running
the /etc/rc.d/ scripts did not seem to work. rtsol did not work,
yet across a reboot, I came back with V6. go figure.
so what IS the sequence which can re-initialize interfaces and
sysctl kernel state, to bring V6 live?
boot V4 only machine. add V6 enablers to rc.conf. try and
bring it live runtime, without a static V6 assignment.
better documentation of a sequence of commands which DTRT with
the interfaces, without disrupting existing V4 state.
just because it works across reboot doesn't mean its not broken!
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