Subject: Re: Configuring an IPv6 router, what do I need to configure
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Andrew White <email@example.com>
Date: 03/19/2001 10:37:30
Thanks very much for the answers. They dealt with what I wanted to know.
> see http://www.netbsd.org/Documentation/network/ipv6/ for more
> detailed instructions.
I did. This list of questions was based on stuff that is (IMHO) either
ambiguous or not covered in that document.
> >Let's say I want to configure two interfaces, en0 and en1. I want en0
> >to use the prefix fec0:0:0:1::\64 and en1 to use the prefix
> >fec0:0:0:2::\64. I can get this information stored in the internal
> >routing tables by using
> >inet6 fec0::1:0201:23ff:fe45:6789
> >and similar for en1. However, it would be really nice to simply specify
> >the prefix somewhere and have the system figure out the IPv6 addresses
> >(1) What configuration files do I need to set to have the system
> >configure like this? (What is the MINIMAL set of config files
> inet6 fec0::1:0201:23ff:fe45:6789 prefixlen 64 alias
> inet6 fec0::2:0201:23ff:fe45:6789 prefixlen 64 alias
> /etc/rc.conf: add the following lines.
> rtadvd=YES rtadvd_flags="en0 en1"
OK. So I have to specify the entire address for en0 and en1, and can't
simply specify the prefix and have the card construct the address?
> you do not need /etc/rtadvd.conf, as documented in rtadvd(8)
As long as I specify the ifconfig.* files.
> i don't understand what you mean here. who do you want to
> autoconfigure? the router or end hosts on adjacent ethernet?
> i guess the question is mixed up. try to split questions well.
For someone who says they don't understand the question, you are very good
at giving the answer I am looking for. <appreciative grin>
Thanks very much.
Andrew White Andrew.E.White@motorola.com