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Re: IPv6 is explicitly disabled



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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