Bug 108591 - RFE: IPv6 options are hidden.
Summary: RFE: IPv6 options are hidden.
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Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: redhat-config-network (Show other bugs)
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Version: 1
Hardware: All Linux
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Assignee: Harald Hoyer
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Keywords: FutureFeature
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Reported: 2003-10-30 14:21 UTC by David Woodhouse
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:10 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-03-03 08:46:42 UTC
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Description David Woodhouse 2003-10-30 14:21:12 UTC
There exists an automatic IPv6-in-IPv4 tunnel mechanism, where the IPv4 address
is used to give an automatic IPv6 address. All you need to do is add two lines
to the ifcfg-$DEVICE file:


redhat-config-network should do this for you, possibly even by default for
public IP addresses if IPv6 is enabled system-wide.

Comment 1 Harald Hoyer 2003-10-30 14:33:04 UTC
This would be FC2

Comment 2 Jens Petersen 2004-01-15 22:21:02 UTC
Personally I would like to suggest adding:


by default to /etc/sysconfig/network.

David, shouldn't native IPv6 be the default, and
6to4 a configuration option in r-c-n?

Comment 3 David Woodhouse 2004-01-16 07:45:37 UTC
Native IPv6 happens by default -- if there's a route adversiting
daemon on the subnet and ipv6.o is loaded, you'll get your native IPv6

It's only really 6to4 which needs configuration.

Comment 4 Jens Petersen 2004-01-21 08:29:07 UTC
Well IPv6 only happens if ipv6 is enabled (eg with NETWORKING_IPV6=yes
for all capable interfaces or IPV6INIT=yes for individual interfaces).
My comment was about IPV6TO4INIT=yes, which I don't think should
be set by default for interfaces.  Though of course it could be
an r-c-n config option.  Am I missing something?

Comment 5 David Woodhouse 2004-01-21 11:21:20 UTC
You're right. Native IPv6 should be on by default, and 6to4 should be
a checkbox in r-c-n. 

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