Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 828931
Network Manager does not provide UI to enable IPv6 privacy options.
Last modified: 2013-05-10 03:19:19 EDT
Description of problem:
Network manager should include an option to toggle the state of IPv6 privacy extensions on a device. This will make it easier for users to gain access to this (quite important) feature of ipv6 on client machines. This should default to "on" in a Desktop installation. Additionally, this would be useful to configure from the relevant ifcfg-<dev> scripts via a toggle such as "IPV6PRIVACY=yes"
There's a patch in upstream bugzilla (see external trackers).
*** Bug 790610 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Privacy addressing gives little benefit except to let the paranoid tinfoil-hat wearers sleep better at night. It breaks reverse DNS on outbound connections, and causes other connectivity issues when a temporary address is not regained after a temporary wireless drop, etc.
Please do *not* enable it by default, but by all means have a UI option for the rare users who actually want it.
I do not want this enabled by default - I am fully aware of the "fun" it creates for servers etc. I would just like a UI to provide this option.