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Bug 74319 - IPv4 routing scripts different from IPv6 routing
IPv4 routing scripts different from IPv6 routing
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: initscripts (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2002-09-20 08:21 EDT by Jos Vos
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:31 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-07-22 06:27:43 EDT
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Description Jos Vos 2002-09-20 08:21:06 EDT
Description of Problem:
The IPv6 scripts (like ifup-ipv6) still seem to use a static-routes-ipv6 file,
while this method is not used anymore for IPv4 scripts.  I think both methods
should be made as compatible as possible.

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Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2002-11-12 01:55:57 EST
Yeah, this really should be going through the same interface.
Comment 2 Pekka Savola 2002-11-12 02:47:05 EST
I believe IPv6 part will be moving towards a similar route6-<interface> as well.
Comment 3 Pekka Savola 2002-11-12 03:13:21 EST
Hmm, it appears there are two formats, route-<interface> and <interface>.route
for IPv4.  Should both be supported, I guess route-<interface> is primary until
the Red Hat config tools support IPv6?
Comment 4 Jos Vos 2002-11-12 03:48:58 EST
AFAIK (although I've not looked at the current CVS version), route-<if> is for
manually adding routes and <if>.route is generated by the RH config tools, so
both should probably be supported.
Comment 5 Bill Nottingham 2002-11-12 11:25:33 EST
Correct; if redhat-config-network were to get IPv6 support, it would write to
Comment 6 Pekka Savola 2003-07-22 06:27:43 EDT
Note that RHL9 supports "route6-<device>" -type static routes.
As the configuration tools don't support IPv6 at the moment, I believe the other
format is not needed, and closing the bug as CURRENTRELEASE.

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