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


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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