Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 605533
No IPv6 support in python-ethtool
Last modified: 2016-05-31 21:39:49 EDT
Description of problem:
Currently there is no support for handling IPv6 in ethtool.
There's already a suggested patch providing this functionality.
See bug 569793 for more details.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux major release. Product Management has requested further
review of this request by Red Hat Engineering, for potential inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux Major release. This request is not yet committed for
Does the patch in bug 569793 work? Do we have any testers?
I've checked basic functionality of the patch with the RHEL6
python-ethtool package & everything seems to be ok:
** Device: lo
MAC addr: 00:00:00:00:00:00
IPv4: 127.0.0.1/8 Brd: None
** Device: eth0
MAC addr: 00:17:a4:3b:4f:34
IPv4: 10.16.113.0/22 Brd: 10.16.115.255
** Device: eth1
MAC addr: 00:17:a4:3b:4f:33
IPv4: None/0 Brd: None
CCing David, as he mentioned (in bug 569793) he was still working
on the implementation and that it was not completely done at that
This issue has been proposed when we are only considering blocker
issues in the current Red Hat Enterprise Linux release. It has
been denied for the current Red Hat Enterprise Linux release.
** If you would still like this issue considered for the current
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RHN Satellite team would like to have it in RHEL. However 6.1 is ok. We need it to support reporting IPv6 addressed during registration to RHN and RHN Satellite.
David, has built the latest python-ethtool into brew and tagged it, which contains the functionality requested by this bz
(In reply to comment #15)
> David, has built the latest python-ethtool into brew and tagged it, which
> contains the functionality requested by this bz
Please beware that this is most likely not the last build for RHEL6. David Malcolm and I have been looking at several stability fixes. These fixes should be included as well before we release them. The git tree will be updated as soon as things settles down.
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
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