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OES 2018 server - how to assign static IPv6 address

I can't seem to find anything on how to specify a static IPv6 address for an OES 2018 server. If I go to Network Settings in YAST, the only thing I can specify for an Ethernet interface is an IPv4 address. If I do an 'IP Address' command on a terminal screen, I see some auto-assigned IPv6 addresses but I need to specify a static IPv6 address. How do I do that?

Thanks,

Dan
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Re: OES 2018 server - how to assign static IPv6 address

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Re: OES 2018 server - how to assign static IPv6 address

Anybody have any thoughts on this? I found that in SUSE 12, there is something called Network Manager that is supposed to help but that doesn't look like it is available in OES 2018?? Also, it appears that with a DHCPv6 router, that a DHCPv6 enabled client will get a quasi-static IP address. Is this good enough for a server? I would be more comfortable with a static IP that I know would never change.

Thanks,

Dan
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Re: OES 2018 server - how to assign static IPv6 address

Well,
if i just edit /etc/sysconfig/network/ifcfg-eth0
add something like
IPADDR_0='2001:2001:2003:2004:2005:2006:2007:2008/64'
and restart networking i at least see it bound. It also appears in yast in the "additional addresses" section. Apparently you can even add it there, just type the v6 address (without mask) and enter the mask as e.g. "/64" (without the quotes). No warranty.
Nevertheless i absolutely don't see a reason for ipv6 on OES given the fact that the NCP stack doesn't support it on server and client side. And especially facing the fact that i simply don't like it...
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Re: OES 2018 server - how to assign static IPv6 address

Mathias, thanks for the reply. So the NCP stack doesn't support it? Do you know where it says that? All the docs I have looked at, which are dated in the 2005 to 2010 era, seem to say that the client will support it. I can't find anything recent in the OES literature saying whether it will or won't support IPv6. Have you seen anything definitive?

Thanks,

Dan
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Re: OES 2018 server - how to assign static IPv6 address

Basically it's like that because Alan says it 🙂
https://forums.novell.com/showthread.php/509011-Does-OES-client-support-IPv6
His word is law in this area, but you can also see that are are no corresponding listeners on neither servers nor clients. I usually turn it off on all boxes (even per registry on windows) as every unneeded protocol has the potential to slow things down, make troubleshooting harder and let greasy little monsters creep around.
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