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Aug 20, 2011, 1:28 PM
Post #5 of 5
On Sat, Aug 20, 2011 at 08:24:01PM +0000, Bjoern A. Zeeb wrote:
Re: DHCPv6 still feared and hated at Apple?, was Re: Mac OSX 10.7from Sabrina
[In reply to]
> On Aug 20, 2011, at 8:18 PM, Mark Kamichoff wrote:
> > On Thu, Aug 18, 2011 at 11:22:31PM +0300, Sabrina Friedman wrote:
> >> Sorry to come late to this thread, but I did some testing with a
> >> freshly-installed copy of Lion (clean install, not upgrade).
> >> DHCPv6 does work as expected as you mention. I also noticed that
> >> privacy/temporary SLAAC addresses are enabled by default. Anyone
> >> else seeing that?
> > Indeed, and I can see this causing problems in certain environments,
> > such as enterprise networks. Doing the following:
> > % sudo sysctl -w net.inet6.ip6.use_tempaddr=0
> > ... disables it. Originally this didn't work for me running 10.7.0,
> > but it seems to work correctly on 10.7.1. The temporary addresses
> > are still there after I set the sysctl, but they're not used for
> > outgoing connections anymore. I suspect they'll be purged after the
> > lifetimes expire. Although, I'm not sure how to set this on boot,
> > since /etc/sysctl.conf doesn't exist on OS X.
> Create it.
Huh, I just assumed its lack of existence was an indication that it
would be ignored if created. Apparently this is not the case, thanks!
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