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Old 09-06-2009, 09:52 AM   #1
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How to assign global IPv6 adresses to internal interfaces?

Hello everybody,

for a couple of days I'm trying to get my network ready for IPv6. So I got a tunnel from, installed it on my OpenSuSE Linux server and could surf the internet via lynx, using SSH. Nice. Now I'm trying to get the rest of the network to work with IPv6. So I enabled ipv6 forwarding and set up radvd.

The problem is I can't connect to the outer world with Vista or OpenSuSE. I'm running a dualboot, as my study requires the use of Vista. I can't ping from the server to the client, not using link-local or global unicast, but I can reach the server from the client with the ping, but only using the link-local address.

I'm quite confident I now what the problem is, but not how to fix it. The server has three network interfaces, but only the tunnel over the first has a global unicast address, the two interfaces connected to the internal network do only have a link-local address when I take a look with ifconfig of ip addr.

So the question is: How can I (automatically) assign the internal interfaces a prefix?


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