bugGNU FreeIPMI - Bugs: bug #49037, lacks ipv6 support


bug #49037: lacks ipv6 support

Submitted by:  LaMont Jones <lamontjones>
Submitted on:  Fri 09 Sep 2016 03:50:03 PM UTC  
Category: NoneSeverity: 3 - Normal
Priority: 5 - NormalItem Group: None
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Fri 09 Sep 2016 03:50:03 PM UTC, original submission:

1.4.11 lacks any ipv6 support. 1.5.3 (current upstream from 1 Aug 2016) also lacks ipv6 support.

Note that both ipmitool (since 2014 or so) and openipmi (since 2003-11-11) support IPv6, according to their changelogs. I suspect that the openipmi stuff is either vendor-specific, or simply that it started using AF_INET6 sockets...

At a minimum, the things we've run into:
1. Cannot specify an ipv6 address for the bmc address, to any of the tools.
2. bmc-config --checkout doesn't dump ipv6 address information.

Happy to test changes -- generally using HP Proliant's with iLo 4 or so.

See also https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/freeipmi/+bug/1618543

LaMont Jones <lamontjones>


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