FIXED Re: Freenet6: spreading IPv6 addresses to the LAN

William Palfreman william at
Sun Apr 13 20:17:30 PDT 2003

On Sat, 12 Apr 2003, William Palfreman wrote:

> What I would like to do now is use autoconfiguration to allocate ipv6
> addresses to other [FreeBSD] hosts on the lan.  It isn't happening.

Not that anyone replied, but I fixed this after hunting around for about
the last four days.  It was very simple.  I needed to specify an inet6
address for the internal interface on the firewall (the prefixlen of /64
is the default), and to run rtadvd rl0

# rtadvd -d rl0
# ifconfig rl0 inet6 3ffe:b80:1d82:2::1

and on the hosts I needed to add "ipv6_enable="YES" to /etc/rc.conf

Entering "sysctl -w net.inet6.ip6.accept_rtadv=1" has the same effect,
but obviously putting ipv6_enable="YES" into rc.conf keeps it that way by

I think this could really use being in the handbook.  I suppose the
right thing for me to do is email the author at the top of the page with
an html patch.


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