wicd does not support IPv6

Bug #692490 reported by Vin Shankar on 2010-12-20
This bug affects 7 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
David Paleino

Bug Description

Since current estimates place IPv4 address exhaustion in the first half of 2011, IPv6 support is going to be important.
wicd currently only supports IPv4. This will cause problems as v4 exhaustion approaches.

Please implement IPv6 support in wicd.

Related branches

ise (daniel-isenmann) wrote :

A user of Arch Linux posted a patch for IPv6 DNS support. I don't know if it works, because I haven't tested it, but maybe it's really as easy as the patch look like. You can find it here:

Bug report at Arch Linux:

Direct download link to patch:


David Paleino (dpaleino) on 2011-02-20
Changed in wicd:
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → Confirmed
Eimann (eimann) wrote :

Please also add isatapd and rdnssd support

David Paleino (dpaleino) on 2011-12-09
Changed in wicd:
assignee: nobody → David Paleino (dpaleino)
David Paleino (dpaleino) on 2012-02-05
Changed in wicd:
status: Confirmed → Triaged
milestone: none → 1.7.3
benjarobin (benjarobin) wrote :

Another thing related to IPv6 => https://bugs.launchpad.net/wicd/+bug/933378

David Paleino (dpaleino) wrote :

(just tagged both bugs "ipv6", so that they're easier to search)

tags: added: ipv6
David Paleino (dpaleino) on 2012-05-06
Changed in wicd:
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
Axel Beckert (xtaran) on 2017-02-04
Changed in wicd:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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