Configuring additional ipv6 address in Ubuntu 18.04

I've created a new Linode with Ubuntu 18.04 and I'm trying to follow this guide to add an additional ipv6 address:

I've turned off auto-configured networking.

My Linode's public ipv6 address is: a:b::/64

Linode says my public IP pool is: c:d::/64 routed to 1:2:3::

Per the guide I've edited /etc/systemd/network/ and added the following lines:

# Gateway as defined by Linode
# ipv6 assigned by Linode
# Additional ipv6 from pool

Then I've rebooted the Linode.

When the Linode finishes booting, the output of ip -6 address is:

1: lo: <LOOPBACK,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 65536 state UNKNOWN qlen 1000
    inet6 ::1/128 scope host 
       valid_lft forever preferred_lft forever
2: eth0: <BROADCAST,MULTICAST,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 1500 state UP qlen 1000
    inet6 c:d::1/64 scope global 
       valid_lft forever preferred_lft forever
    inet6 a:b::/64 scope global dynamic mngtmpaddr noprefixroute 
       valid_lft 2591997sec preferred_lft 604797sec
    inet6 e:f::/64 scope link 
       valid_lft forever preferred_lft forever

So the new address has been assigned. But,

  • From outside the Linode, I can ping6 a:b::, the original ipv6 assigned by Linode.
  • From outside the Linode, I cannot ping6 c:d::1, the ipv6 I tried to add.
  • From inside the Linode, I cannot ping6

So I broke something but I'm not sure what.

If I remove the line Address=a:b:: (the original ipv6 assigned by Linode), I get the same result. (Can ping original ipv6, cannot ping additional one.)

What am I missing here? I'm unfamiliar with Ubuntu 18.04's new way of assigning addresses.


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Our Ubuntu 18.04 image is not configured to use the new Netplan utility, and rather uses the more prevalent systemd. It looks like you're on the right track here in configuring these addresses.

If you're still having trouble here, I'd like to try to help you get up and running. Would you mind opening up a support ticket?


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