I'd like to make some experiences what would happen if tomorrow I'd wake
up in a IPv6-only world.
Therefore I've updated my /etc/network/interfaces file so to have only a "iface wlan0 inet6 auto" statement w/o a "iface wlan0 inet dhcp"
The observation I've made was that interface addressing works as
expected, but name resolution doesn't work, since /etc/resolv.conf still points to the IPv4 address set by the DHCP config before.
So with out dhcpv6 client you can use "IPv6 Router Advertisement Options
for DNS Configuration" (RFC 5006^W6106^W8106)
I've also installed and started resolvconf package but this didn't help either.
What would be Linux' solution to such a typical setup where no DHCPv6
server is around, like in any consumer environment?
Is there a gap of thinking, either on my side or on Linux's developers side?
The kernel alone receives IPv6 router advertisements (RAs) but will not modify any file such as resolv.conf. So a userland process must do it.
This is the purpose of rdnssd.
This box is just a netbook. Not running as a router.
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