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Feature #2587

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Add IPv6 Privacy settings.

Added by Anonymous over 9 years ago. Updated almost 9 years ago.

Status:
Closed
Priority:
Normal
Category:
DHCP (IPv6)
Target version:
Start date:
08/10/2012
Due date:
% Done:

100%

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Plus Target Version:
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Description

IPv6 Privacy addresses are not enabled by default.

Settings seem to be missing. Suggest they be added and default be set to - on - as per the blog post @ http://ipv6int.net/systems/freebsd-ipv6.html

Privacy Extensions

Activate Generation - net.inet6.ip6.use_tempaddr=1
Prefer privacy addresses and use them over the normal addresses - net.inet6.ip6.prefer_tempaddr=1

Actions #1

Updated by Renato Botelho almost 9 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Feedback
  • Assignee set to Renato Botelho
  • % Done changed from 0 to 100
Actions #2

Updated by Cyrill B almost 9 years ago

There was a very short discussion about the IPv6 privacy extensions in the forum [1], with the key-point being that it is for clients and not routers. So 99.9% of the users won't need that option. Adding more and more options with their default values to the "System Tunables" just makes it harder to spot the actually relevant options and may cause more harm than help.

Maybe someone else wants to comment on this as well, but for the previously mentioned reasons I wouldn't add those options by default.

[1] http://forum.pfsense.org/index.php/topic,52462.0.html

Actions #3

Updated by Chris Buechler almost 9 years ago

  • Status changed from Feedback to Closed

yeah this really shouldn't have been left here, though it can be applicable in appliance usage scenarios. In general I agree with Cyrill, but it's done already.

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