Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 523288
If you have IPv6 settings in a connection that you then share with all users, you lose the IPv6 part
Last modified: 2010-12-05 01:24:49 EST
Description of problem:
If you have IPv6 settings in a connection that you then share with all users, you lose the IPv6 part (it's set to 'Ignore' when you go edit the connection) after the connection has been translated into the /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts format. I have only tried this with 'automatic'.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Always, it seems.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. In NM's connection editor, create a wired connection.
2. Go to "IPv6", and change 'Ignore' to 'Autoamtic', and apply.
3. Go back in to edit the connection, and click "Available to all users".
4. Go back in again to take a look at the connection.
The IPv6 settings were saved after 2, but gone in 4.
Should keep the settings information!
I see the same problem while setting a manual address (2001:XXXX:XXXX:XXXX:XXXX/64).
I can confirm that this bug is present in the F12 beta. Any attempt to change the IPv6 setting from something else than «ignore» will not stick as long as the connection is set as available for all users (which is the default).
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 12 development cycle.
Changing version to '12'.
More information and reason for this action is here:
Still present in F12. This bug should probably be blocking bug #195271 too, but it seems I can't add this myself.
Created attachment 376920 [details]
Adds support for reading/writting IPv6 bits from/to ifcfg files
IPv6 settings are lost for system connections (connections available to all users),
because they are handled via ifcfg-rh plugin, that lacks IPv6 read/write part.
This patch adds the functionality to the plugin:
All the stuff except routes goes to ifcfg-* file. Routes reside in route6-* file.
Patch works for me using a self-compiled NetworkManager-0.7.997-2.git20091214.fc12.x86_64
*** Bug 550270 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Committed to master:
(and also build into F13)
Please test and let me know!
Tested it a bit, seems to work mostly fine but I ran into a few bugs I think.
First I tried to save "automatic" config method. That worked fine. Then I set a "manual" address of 1234::1/64. That also worked fine. So I set it back to "automatic (addresses only)", which also appeared to work - but! The IPV6ADDR=1234::1/64 line (or something like that) was not purged from my ifcfg-eth0 file. Shouldn't it have been?
After that I tried to set it to the "link local only" method, and it appeared to save that OK, but when I re-entered the config dialogue box it had in reality saved it as "manual" with the 1234::1/64 address (probably due to the ifcfg-eth0 line left over from earlier).
I think I've fixed the IPV6ADDR not being cleared upstream:
This is fixed by NetworkManager-0.8.0-10.git20100502.fc12.x86_64.
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