how do you bring IPv6 live without reboot?

Bruce A. Mah bmah at
Wed Jun 20 00:37:23 UTC 2007

If memory serves me right, George Michaelson wrote:
> on a 6-STABLE host, I added:
> ipv6_enable="YES"              
> ipv6_network_interfaces="bge1"
> to rc.conf, and ran /etc/rc.d/network_ipv6
> this did not bring IPv6 live. rtsol reported problems with get_llflag()
> calls. However across reboot, the system came up with IPv6 fine.
> Can somebody explain why this won't work if run after the init sequence
> has run to completion? What is the sequence of commands that when run
> on an active FreeBSD system causes it to successfully bind to IPv6?

Hrm.  You might also need to invoke /etc/rc.d/auto_linklocal before (I
think it's before?) network_ipv6.  This script was recently added
(during the 6.2 release cycle) as a part of mitigating some security
risks related to IPv6 link-local addresses.


-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: signature.asc
Type: application/pgp-signature
Size: 249 bytes
Desc: OpenPGP digital signature
Url :

More information about the freebsd-net mailing list