NM | Edit Connections | Wired | Edit | IPv6 Settings | Method | "Shared to other computers" is greyed out

Bug #518890 reported by benste on 2010-02-08
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Fix Released
network-manager (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: network-manager

Ipv4 shares are offered, if switching to ipv6 the choice is grayed

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: amd64
CRDA: Error: [Errno 2] No such file or directory
Date: Mon Feb 8 17:11:46 2010
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.04
EcryptfsInUse: Yes
InstallationMedia: Error: [Errno 13] Permission denied: '/var/log/installer/media-info'
IpRoute: dev wlan0 proto kernel scope link src metric 2 dev wlan0 scope link metric 1000
 default via dev wlan0 proto static
Keyfiles: Error: [Errno 2] No such file or directory
Package: network-manager 0.8~rc2-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.32-12.17-generic
SourcePackage: network-manager
Uname: Linux 2.6.32-12-generic x86_64

benste (benste) wrote :
Emmet Hikory (persia) on 2010-03-10
tags: added: ipv6
benste (benste) wrote :

updates ? - looks like it's still not possible with 0.8.1

Thomas Hood (jdthood) wrote :

@benste: Hi. Can you please explain in more detail what goes wrong? Explain step by step how to reproduce the problem.

Does it still go wrong in Ubuntu 12.04?

Changed in network-manager (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
benste (benste) wrote :

open nm manager applet
create a new wired connection - or modfy existing one
in the IPv4 tab choose "shared to other computers"

→ successful ipv4 shared internet connection


try the same but use IPv6 instead of the ipv4 tab
→ the choicebox entry for shared is existant but greyed out without any further help


expectation ipv6 share should be as simple as ipv4

assumption - some backend is missing to provide IPv6 internet sharing
or - maybe a ipv6 connection is required ?


see screenshot


confirmed on 5 different machines varieng from 11.04 to 12.04

Changed in network-manager (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
Thomas Hood (jdthood) wrote :

Thanks for the extra information.

I see exactly the same thing on my laptop with Ubuntu 12.04.

Thomas Hood (jdthood) wrote :

I guess that this can be considered a wish that the greyed-out feature be made available.

summary: - Network Manager doesn't offer to share my connection if using IPv6
+ NM | Edit Connections | Wired | Edit | IPv6 Settings | Method | "Shared
+ to other computers" is greyed out
benste (benste) wrote :

:) well somehow yes and no ...

in my opnion taking a look at it as a professional system the option should either disapear, or be available - or mentioned in the package documentation that it needs the recommended dependency of xyz

i'd say it's a bug at the moment not just a wish - even though it has a low prioroty ..

Connection sharing for IPv6 is not yet supported; but the UI tends to be designed in the same way for both the IPv4 and IPv6 pages.

I agree, given that it's not supported/implemented yet, we should drop the item rather than greying it out. Triaged/Wishlist since it's such a minor cosmetic bug; 'bitesize' because it should be easy enough for anyone willing to prepare a patch for it.

Changed in network-manager (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
tags: added: bitesize

Found the upstream bug report for this.

benste (benste) wrote :

thanks a lot for the triage

Changed in network-manager:
importance: Unknown → Wishlist
status: Unknown → New
Changed in network-manager:
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in network-manager:
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
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