Archive for the ‘Networking’ Category

Kernel Panic while configuring IPv6

It seems that IPv6 is one of those other areas where Leopard does not really shine. I tried to configure the ‘gif0’ network interface to setup a 6-in-4 tunnel to an IPv6 tunnel broker and I was greeted with a kernel panic.

Here is the script that I executed:

ifconfig gif0 tunnel 1.1.1.1 2.2.2.2
ifconfig gif0 up
ifconfig gif0 inet6 some::ip::v6::address::1 prefixlen 128 alias
route add -inet6 some::ip::v6::address::1 -prefixlen some::ip::v6::address::2
route add -inet6 default some::ip::v6::address::1

Nothing special. Just basic stuff that should never ever result in a kernel panic.

Bye bye solid networking stack. Lame.

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Windows File Sharing Disabled But Still Running

Interesting. I just sat behind the iMac with the 100GB Samba log file. In the Sharing preferences panel I have ‘File Sharing’ turned on. But when I click on Options the ‘Share files and folders using SMB’ checkbox is UNCHECKED.

How can Windows File Sharing be turned off in the GUI while I still the the SMB daemons (nmbd, smbd) running???

Turning File Sharing off and on made the SMB daemons go away.

This stuff is flakey. To say the least.