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A few people say that our network scripts are slow. Well, they were damn slow when 1.11 first hit portage. :( Stopping is always the slowest as every module is loaded and evaluated. As we add more modules to do more fancy networking tricks, we get slower and slower. So over time we've added a few sp...

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After finding out that a localmount bug was actually a kernel issue, I also noticed that after creating a reiserfs root my prism54 card loaded by itself (when booting onto reiserfs). "That's odd" I thought as it hadn't done that for a long time and I'd attributed it starting/not starting to udev i...

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I've been a long time user and trumpet blower for dnsmasq which is a DNS forwarder and DHCP server. It's perfect for LAN's as it's small, light and fast especially when compared against the usual DHCP + BIND combo from ISC. What's more, it's very easy to configure and uses the standard /etc/host...

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Turns out that routing was very simple. Just obtain a tunnel from a broker (I use BT Exact).

Once you have a tunnel, you can set it up like so in baselayout

iptunnel_sit1="mode sit remote $REMOTE_IPV4 ttl 64"
config_sit1=( "$TUNNEL_IPV6" )
routes_sit1=( "2000::/3" )

Then setup radvd for your...

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IPv6

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IPv6 - the future? Not yet! :O

The problem as I see it is that it's too complicated for end users. Even though I'm the maintainer of Gentoo networking scripts, I know nada about IPv6. It's too complicated. Well it's actually quite easy, it's the documentation thats too complicated.

So here's a q...

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