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authorDaniel Baumann <>2021-01-25 09:22:52 +0000
committerDaniel Baumann <>2021-02-09 16:09:18 +0000
commitf3463339bf5252e3f25ccf3bd861f6d9f2f622e0 (patch)
parentCleaning up and harmonizing verbose output for container remove, restart, sta... (diff)
Expanding host-setup documentation about ipv4/ipv6 dual-stack bridge configuration.
Signed-off-by: Daniel Baumann <>
1 files changed, 20 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/share/doc/HOST-SETUP.txt b/share/doc/HOST-SETUP.txt
index d0a2395..6b368f0 100644
--- a/share/doc/HOST-SETUP.txt
+++ b/share/doc/HOST-SETUP.txt
@@ -216,3 +216,23 @@ IPv6 addresses and netmasks.
In order to use dual-stack, bridges must have a IPv4 address assigned
(can be a dummy one from a privacy range or
+Let me repeat: dual-stack only works when you assign a primary IPv6 address
+(private or public, doesn't matter) *and* add an additional IPv4 address.
+Yes, the IPv4 address can be a private address, the containers can still
+have a public IPv4 address.
+A complete example looks like this:
+auto bridge0
+iface bridge0 inet6 static
+ address 2a07:6b47:4::4:1
+ netmask 48
+ up ip addr add dev $IFACE
+ down ip addr del dev $IFACE
+ bridge_fd 0
+ bridge_maxwait 0
+ bridge_stp 0
+ bridge-mcquerier 1