Since i began using ipv6, I have never set a routable static ipv6 address yet. I have a Linksys (w/ dd-wrt firmware) router serving as DHCP server, so i reckon there’s no use for that.
UPDATE: On second thought, there must be that ONE time. I must have configured statically when testing the tunnelbroker via wired connection. I’m not too sure.
Anyway, today – as we are testing our network for native ipv6 – i had to configure my machine and assign manual ip address. It’s only now that I discovered the problem (a bug?) in the GUI. Luckily, I am not alone, and a few searches yield helpful infos.
Using the GUI, the basic step is typically same as v4 (we all know this):
SystemPreferences -> Network->Advanced
Under Configure IPv6, select Manually and input your static ipv6 address.
However, it is likely that although settings are saved in the gui, the network config does not update at the same time.