Installing and enabling rdnssd by default

Colin Watson cjwatson at
Fri Sep 9 09:56:08 UTC 2011

On Thu, Sep 08, 2011 at 08:51:28PM -0400, St├ęphane Graber wrote:
> Oneiric will probably be the first Ubuntu release with proper IPv6
> support. Our current implementation doesn't include rdnssd by
> default and won't as it's a bit late in the cycle.

I think it's probably the right thing to do, but yes, it's a bit late
for Oneiric.

The installer code actually already attempts to install rdnssd if you
seem to need it; that is effectively disabled because rdnssd is in
universe.  However, moving it to main would require adjusting the rdnssd
merge-hook so that it works properly when you don't have resolvconf -
possibly mostly reverting to the upstream version?

> I'd think the next steps to get rdnssd by default for Ubuntu Server
> would be to make sure ifupdown can use it properly, check that it
> won't conflict with dhclient v4 and dhclient v6 and then have it
> included on the server builds (all the others should come with
> Network Manager).

That server/desktop discrepancy is going to be a pain to handle.

Colin Watson                                       [cjwatson at]

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