Bug 1256822 - [RFE] support ipv6 shared connections
Summary: [RFE] support ipv6 shared connections
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
Classification: Red Hat
Component: NetworkManager
Version: 7.1
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: rc
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Assignee: Lubomir Rintel
QA Contact: Desktop QE
Depends On: 1340509 1359266 1359269
Blocks: 1301628 1313485
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Reported: 2015-08-25 14:12 UTC by Vladimir Benes
Modified: 2017-08-01 09:17 UTC (History)
11 users (show)

Fixed In Version: NetworkManager-1.8.0-0.2.git20170215.1d40c5f4.el7
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Last Closed: 2017-08-01 09:17:07 UTC

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System ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2017:2299 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Moderate: NetworkManager and libnl3 security, bug fix and enhancement update 2017-08-01 12:40:28 UTC
GNOME Bugzilla 593815 None None None Never
Red Hat Bugzilla 1359269 None None None Never

Internal Links: 1359269

Description Vladimir Benes 2015-08-25 14:12:29 UTC
Description of problem:
upping connection with ipv6 shared enabled is not supported:
Error: Connection activation failed: Sharing IPv6 connections is not supported yet.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.nmcli connection add type ethernet con-name ethie ifname eth1
2.nmcli connection edit id ethie
3.set ipv6.method shared
6.nmcli connection up id ethie 

Actual results:
Error: Connection activation failed: Sharing IPv6 connections is not supported yet.

Expected results:
dnsmasq running with ipv6 ra functionality enabled. connection upped.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Beniamino Galvani 2015-08-25 14:47:06 UTC
There are some proposals for this feature in upstream bug:


Comment 3 Lubomir Rintel 2016-06-21 15:00:44 UTC
Looks like the most straightforward way to get the functionality is the NDP proxying. However the kernel part is not good enough at this point :(

Adding a blocker bug.

Comment 4 Lubomir Rintel 2016-11-09 17:08:11 UTC
Merged upstream ecc6040cd8ecce37685c8433810be16ff35096da

Comment 6 errata-xmlrpc 2017-08-01 09:17:07 UTC
Since the problem described in this bug report should be
resolved in a recent advisory, it has been closed with a
resolution of ERRATA.

For information on the advisory, and where to find the updated
files, follow the link below.

If the solution does not work for you, open a new bug report.


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