DHCPv6 on GL-1000 (Brume) not working with firmware 3.104

I recently switched provider and tried to enable DHCPv6 (I was previously using the relay mode), but just swithing the protocol in LuCI did not achieve the desired goal.
After some investigation I discovered that odhcp6c was not starting at all and that “ifstatus wan6” was not parsing the proto correctly.
After switching back to version 3.102, it worked flawlessly.

Is this a known problem? Is there a workaround? Or a fix?
I haven’t debugged what is different between the 2 releases in the scripts that were supposed to launch odhcp6c, but I’m willing to cooperate if this is not a known problem.

Best regards,

during the weekend I managed to have a better look at the issue and I found the cause.

In version 3.104 the script that registers the DHCPv6 protocol (/lib/netifd/proto/dhcpv6.sh) begins as follows:


. /lib/functions.sh
. ../netifd-proto.sh
init_proto "$@"

The exit instruction doesn’t really belong there and removing it fixes the problem.

That file comes from the odhcp6c package and, ultimately, from the openwrt repository, but the source file doesn’t have the issue (nor do any of its past versions).

My best guess is that this line was introduced while testing the new release and was then forgotten there when building the image.
I solved my issue, but you may want to release a new image.

Best regards,

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I just noticed that the release notes for the firmware image 3.104 explicitly claim:


  1. Disabled ipv6

So this is not a mistake.
But why?

Best regards,

IPv6 has been disabled in all firmwares because a year or so ago there were a lot of reports of IPv6 DNS leaking when using VPN. It has been disabled since then, until it has been reworked and fixed.

So yes you can enable it, but check to make sure your DNS does not leak on VPN.