Gentoo IPv6 via SLAAC results in the wrong IPV6 address

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I'm running a Gentoo Linode and have to statically configure my IPv6 address. SLAAC assigns the wrong IPv6 address to the interface. As soon as I manually configure it, IPv6 works without a problem.

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I can think of two reasons off the top of my head why you might be getting the wrong IPv6 address via SLAAC.

  • IPv6 privacy extension are enabled.You will want to make sure that the contents of /proc/sys/net/ipv6/conf/eth0/use_tempaddr is 0.

  • 'slaac private' is on in your /etc/dhcpcd.conf. See this Community Site post for more information.

Confirmed: 'slaac private' of the dhcpcd package was the culprit after all. I simply removed the package; it is not really needed.


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