[Oneiric topic] IPv6
erik.b.andersen at gmail.com
Sun May 1 05:09:50 UTC 2011
I've run IPv6 on my local network and through a IPv6inIPv4 tunnel for a
while. Here's what I would bring up if I were at UDS on the subject of IPv6 on
o One thing I just discovered is that a maverick VM that only has an IPv6 only
connection (and even an IPv6 mirror or apt package cache configured) will
not detect the natty upgrade through the update manager. If you run
check-new-release you get the right result, and if you run
do-release-upgrade it knows, but Update manager doesn't know until you give
it a IPv4 connection and then have it recheck for updates. Once it knows, it
will complain if of not being able to get the release notes if it is
switched back to v6 only.
o It also seems like by default network manager ignores IPv6 even if it is
available on the current network. (Already mentioned)
o Also, it would be nice to have support for DHCPv6 by default without
installing and configuring dibbler-client. As far as I can tell, ubuntu
doesn't support DHCPv6 out of the box (Disclaimer: I only had a DHCPv6
server running on my for a short period of time. I figured it wasn't worth
the trouble to run a dhcpv6 server just to point to IPv6 DNS servers.)
o Network Manager has no settings tab for IPv6 on PPPoe connections. I'm not
sure if there's any standards for IPv6 over PPPoe yet.
o Implementing a checkbox in NM for IPv6 Privacy addresses got postponed. Is
that a goal for Oneiric, or is it currently postponed indefinitely? 
o +1 For IPv6 reachable ubuntu websites.
o Maybe UFW should be IPv6 enabled by default?
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