[mythtv] Q about networking after recent networking improvements in master

Peter Bennett pgbennett at comcast.net
Sat Apr 15 15:42:29 UTC 2017

On 04/12/2017 03:58 PM, Bill Meek wrote:
> (I'm running IPv6 using ULAs with your 'Networking improvements'
> commit and without this patch A-OK. Nice work.)

Hi Bill

How do you add the Unique local address to your systems?

I am thinking about updating the wiki IPV6 article and wondering about 
the best way of doing it.

I have it working by creating a script and linking it to 
/etc/network/if-up.d/010addipaddress. In that script I run a command ip 
-6 address add $ipadd dev "$ifacename" with appropriate parameters. I 
created a table of ULAs and MAC addresses. This works well, I get the 
automatic Global IPv6 address from Comcast plus the ULA that I set up.

I could not find a more user-friendly way to do it with NetworkManager. 
It allows automatic or manual configuration. I have to leave automatic 
configuration in place to get a valid Global IPv6 address. It would be 
nice if NetworkManager allowed you to use automatic plus add additional 
IP addresses to the list at the same time.


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