Adding second ipv6 address to a linode (Debian 9)

I had the Spamhaus problem, so support set me up with an exclusive /64 IPv6 block. (Thanks!) Now I am trying to make use of it.

I've gotten as far as editing /etc/network/interfaces and /etc/resolv.conf. Auto-configure networking is off.

I can ping6 both of the addresses when I'm on the machine.

% ping6 -c1 2600:3c03::f03c:91ff:fec8:1f24
PING 2600:3c03::f03c:91ff:fec8:1f24(2600:3c03::f03c:91ff:fec8:1f24) 56 data bytes
64 bytes from 2600:3c03::f03c:91ff:fec8:1f24: icmp_seq=1 ttl=64 time=0.060 ms

% ping6 -c1 2600:3c03:e000:2dd::1
PING 2600:3c03:e000:2dd::1(2600:3c03:e000:2dd::1) 56 data bytes
64 bytes from 2600:3c03:e000:2dd::1: icmp_seq=1 ttl=64 time=0.042 ms

But when I try this from another linode, only the primary address works. No joy from 2600:3c03:e000:2dd::1.

Same results with curl 'http://[2600:3c03:e000:2dd::1]'. Works on the machine itself, but hangs from anywhere else.

What am I missing? This is the first time I've messed with /etc/network/interfaces, so my ignorance is large.

My /etc/network/interfaces file:

# This file describes the network interfaces available on your system
# and how to activate them. For more information, see interfaces(5).
# Also

source /etc/network/interfaces.d/*

# The loopback network interface
auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

# The primary network interface
auto eth0

# IPv4 gateway and primary address.
iface eth0 inet static

# IPv6 gateway and primary address.
iface eth0 inet6 static
  address 2600:3c03::f03c:91ff:fec8:1f24/64
  gateway fe80::1

# IPv6 secondary address (in assigned block).
iface eth0 inet6 static
  address 2600:3c03:e000:02dd::1/64

2 Replies

Oh, and:

% ip addr | grep inet 
    inet scope host lo
    inet6 ::1/128 scope host 
    inet brd scope global eth0
    inet6 2600:3c03:e000:2dd::1/64 scope global 
    inet6 2600:3c03::f03c:91ff:fec8:1f24/64 scope global 
    inet6 fe80::f03c:91ff:fec8:1f24/64 scope link 

I’ll be honest, I couldn’t spot anything wrong with your config.

Have you done a full reboot - through Manager? The last time I had a prefix assigned to me they advised this may be necessary to allow the platform to pick up the routing.

I’ve always done a full reboot like this just to make sure my config was correct on boot, and I didn’t get any surprises the next time I did a routine reboot!


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