#96 IPv6 does not activate properly via gui, missing rc.conf setting

When IPv6 is activated on the Network | Lan Management screen, it does not properly enable IPv6. I would assume this is due to the configuration changes in freebsd 9.1.

For IPv6 to accept broadcasts to determine its address the following is required in rc.conf
ifconfig_nfe0_ipv6 = "inet6 accept_rtadv"

Where nfe0 = your network card name.


  • RedAntz

    RedAntz - 2013-04-29

    Hi Juggie,

    I can't seem to replicate this issue. Which NAS4Free build version do you use ? Which install options (embedded, full, LiveCD...) did you encounter issue ?

    Did you follow the instructions to reboot after you 'Activate' the IPv6 Configuration via WebGUI ?

  • Juggie

    Juggie - 2013-04-29

    Hi RedAntz,

    Are you running DHCPv6 on your network? I am not and am using Router Advertisements only. Perhaps this is the difference? I am running the latest version in an embedded configurtion. I did reboot, several times. I found the issue documented as part of Freebsd 9->9.1 changes/migration. Once I added the line to the rc.conf tab in the web gui and rebooted, ipv6 came up fine on boot.

    Last edit: Juggie 2013-04-29
  • RedAntz

    RedAntz - 2013-04-30

    Hi Juggie,

    Yes I am. Unfortunately there is no way for me to disable ipv6 on my modem router. I tested this on r636 by enabling ("Activate") IPv6 Configuration via WebGUI, set Type to 'Auto' , save and reboot.

  • zoon01

    zoon01 - 2015-05-11
    • Status: open --> closed

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