IPv6 is explicitly disabled

Steve Hill steve at nexusuk.org
Fri May 25 08:10:06 UTC 2007

On Thu, 24 May 2007, David Woodhouse wrote:

>> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=241281
> Use tcpdump on your machine and on some other machine on the network --
> observe the packets you're missing.
> Often, observe that when tcpdump puts the interface into promiscuous
> work it actually starts working because you suddenly _do_ receive the RA
> packets :)

No, I think the problem is that the NIC isn't filtering the transmitted 
packets from being received, so the IPv6 stack is seeing it's own 
packets and thinking something else is already using the same address. 
(This is kind of all conjecture though - I've not done any real debugging 
on the problem).

I noticed yesterday evening that eventually it does sometimes manage to 
assign itself an IPv6 address, but you have to wait a lonnng time for 
that to happen.


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