[pve-devel] [PATCH] add Alpine Linux distribution

Wolfgang Bumiller w.bumiller at proxmox.com
Wed Dec 9 11:35:01 CET 2015

> On December 8, 2015 at 10:24 AM Jens Vehlhaber <jens at eisfair.org> wrote:
> yes, Alpine Linux uses the Debian network configuration. The IPv4 code
> from the module Debian.pm could use. IPv6 does so but unfortunately not.
> The cause is still unknown.

There's apparently no `dhcp` mode for the `inet6` interface type in
their /etc/network/interfaces configuration. Their busybox does include
the udhcpc6 client, but it seems to misbehave. It removes the link
local address and then sends out a dhcp6 solicitation packet with
the unspecified address (::) as source (and the broadcast mac address).
My dhcp server here (dnsmasq) refuses to answer to such requests.

There's a bug report from, *sigh*, 2013:

If this was fixed we could use this for dhcp:
iface eth0 inet6 manual
  post-up udhcpc6 -i eth0

Unfortunately this does not work and even removes the link local
address if it exists.

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