What does ip6addrctl do

Polytropon freebsd at edvax.de
Wed Jul 8 22:19:48 UTC 2020

On Wed, 08 Jul 2020 18:14:45 -0400, Ernie Luzar wrote:
> In /etc/defaults/rc.conf I see this
> ip6addrctl_enable="YES" # Set to YES to enable default address selection
> ip6addrctl_verbose="NO" # Set to YES to enable verbose configuration 
> messages
> ip6addrctl_policy="AUTO"        # A pre-defined address selection policy
>                                  # (ipv4_prefer, ipv6_prefer, or AUTO)
> There is no documentation included in the base release about this. Is it 
> still available?  If so where to look to find out what it does?

Take the part before the underscore and check:

	% whatis ip6addrctl
	ip6addrctl(8) - configure address selection policy for IPv6 and IPv

Then see "man 8 ip6addrctl" for details:

     ip6addrctl - configure address selection policy for IPv6 and IPv4


     The ip6addrctl utility manages the policy table of source and destination
     address selection for outgoing IPv4 and IPv6 packets.  When ip6addrctl is
     invoked without an argument or with a single argument show, it prints the
     content of the policy table currently installed in the kernel.


     The ip6addrctl utility first appeared in the KAME IPv6 protocol stack
     kit.  The original command name was addrselect, but it was then renamed
     to the current one so that the name would describe its function well.

The manual page dating says "September 25, 2001", so it's not
exactly new. ;-)

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