IPv6 anomolies on the PowerPC platform

Matthew Drobnak (mdrobnak@optonline.net)
Mon, 25 Mar 2002 16:09:16 -0500

Hello all, this is my first posting to the kernel mailing list, so
please bear with me...

I have a Apple Power Macintosh 7200/120, which is a PowerPC 601 based
computer, running Debian Testing. I was using Yellow Dog Linux 2.1
before, running kernel 2.4.17. I currently use 2.4.16-newpmac from Debian.

When running 2.4.17, if you tried to make a connection to the machine via
IPv6 it would work sometimes, but fail most of the times. Taking the
interface down and bringing it back up would fix the problem for
approximately 1 - 2 minutes. It also did not pick up an address, as it
should have, as I run radvd on my router (linux also). Note this was
with IPv6 compiled in, not a module.

I had hoped it was something other than kernel related, so I re-installed
linux, using Debian, over this past weekend. Now, however, problems are
worse. As well as not getting an address, even manually configuring the
address does not work. It is not pingable at all using IPv6, nor do any
connections (like to apache) work.

Any pointers on where to start debugging this would be appreciated, as I
would like to try and get it working correctly. I am not the most
experienced programmer in the world, but I would try and make a best
effort attempt to help in any way that I can to help resolve this
matter. I also have a G3 iBook (tangerine) that I have not tested, as I
did not get around to recompiling a kernel for yet.

Thank you for your time,

-Matthew Drobnak

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