FreeBSD ipv6 rc.conf settings issue

Bogdan Webb bogdan at
Thu Jan 7 21:02:58 UTC 2010

Some point out rc.local as a fix, i find it ok to but it has some
ups'n'downs indeed in a reboot situation rc.local having the route add
command would be ok but in a short network restart it wouldn't count (as i
particularly value my uptime)... the ipv6 defaultroute it's not a big issue
for me, as i do not depend on it so much, but i find it somewhat important
to FreeBSD ... dunno i like to know that a distro is stable in any case (not
that i'm complaining FreeBSD)


2010/1/7 Steve Bertrand <steve at>

> Bogdan Webb wrote:
> > I'm having problems with the /etc/rc.conf setup of a ipv6 tunnel on my
> > FreeBSD 7.2-RELEASE-p6
> > It`s a particular issue on the ipv6_defaultrouter config, it jost does
> not
> > work...
> > Upon network and routing restart ipv6 is enabled the gif interface are
> given
> > ip's and everything but the defaultrouter does not.
> > Researching a bit i found some say that gif1 sould work and tried both
> > ipv6_defaultrouter="-interface gif1"
> > and
> > ipv6_defaultrouter="2001:0470:1f0a:d40::1"
> This issue is not limited to gif interfaces...
> I've had this exact same problem on ALL of my FreeBSD hosts for, well,
> since ever.
> No matter what I've tried, if a box reboots, I must manually enter in
> the default IPv6 router.
> Even on IPv6-only hosts, the default gateway does not take upon reboot.
> I'm up for figuring this issue out today, if nobody else has a solution
> for you.
> Let me know. If you're interested, I'll fire up a couple of hosts that
> we can use and just continuously reboot if necessary :)
> Steve

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