[review] dcbw/ipv6-fixes: fix IPv6 support in core and plugins

Aleksander Morgado aleksander at aleksander.es
Wed Jun 11 03:35:21 PDT 2014

On Tue, Jun 10, 2014 at 8:08 PM, Dan Williams <dcbw at redhat.com> wrote:
> Big changes in this branch (which we can change if we want to!) are that
> by default, QMI, Ericsson/MBM, and Icera devices now read and send
> static IP configuration in-addition-to/instead of DHCP, if we have those
> details.  This is done for both IPv4 and IPv6.
> For QMI, static configuration is always used, because we can always read
> the IP addresses and DNS servers from the firmware.
> For MBM, if the firmware supports E2IPCFG we use that information,
> otherwise we fall back to DHCP/auto.
> A main change in this branch is to modify the MMBearerIpConfig method
> "DHCP" to pass some static information if we have it, instead of being
> blank.  This could be an IPv6LL address and some IPv6 DNS servers, which
> firmware often cannot or does not pass in DHCP or Router Advertisements,
> due to awful IPv6 firmware support.  Connection managers should apply
> this information, and still proceed with IPv6 SLAAC to get additional
> information, like the public IPv6 address.  Connection managers may now
> also get both IPv4 and IPv6 bearer IP config objects for the same
> bearer, if "IPV4V6" contexts are used.

Code-review just for now, and looks good to me. The only thing I would
change is the last commit message, so instead of just
"broadband-bearer-qmi: support IPv6 configuration", I would also note
that IPv4 config was switched to STATIC instead of DHCP.

And along with it, update this comment in the source to say "Always
STATIC for IPv4", or something like that.
+    /* Always DHCP for IPv4 */
+    config = mm_bearer_ip_config_new ();
+    mm_bearer_ip_config_set_method (config, MM_BEARER_IP_METHOD_STATIC);

I'll run tests with my modems and let you know.


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