Re: DHCPv6, IPv6 net tools

From: David W. Hankins
Date: Mon Feb 05 2007 - 17:11:25 EST


On Mon, Feb 05, 2007 at 01:40:03PM -0800, David W. Hankins wrote:
> ifconfig foo0 inet6 down
> ifconfig foo0 inet6 up

Wouldn't you know it, just when I've given up searching for a
solution and resorting to asking someone, I find my answer in
/sbin/ip.

Nevermind.

I'm still curious about this tho:

> While I'm asking on this subject, DHCPv6 introduces the concept of
> a 'preferred' lifetime. The objective is to encourage applications
> to move from an old address to a new one over a grace period before
> the old address fully expires.
>
> Have either the linux kernel or net-tools folks spent any time
> thinking about how this will be implemented and signalled? I'm
> not seeing anything related in the ifconfig manpage.

--
David W. Hankins "If you don't do it right the first time,
Software Engineer you'll just have to do it again."
Internet Systems Consortium, Inc. -- Jack T. Hankins

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