charon-nm on IPv6-only: DNS resolve failure
Trying to force charon-nm to use IPv6 I get a lookup failure very early:
Mar 12 08:27:10 ppcl001 charon-nm: 10[CFG] received initiate for NetworkManager connection mygate IKEv2 Mar 12 08:27:10 ppcl001 charon-nm: 10[CFG] using CA certificate, gateway identity 'mygate6.example.com' Mar 12 08:27:10 ppcl001 charon-nm: 19[LIB] resolving 'mygate6.example.com' failed: Name or service not known Mar 12 08:27:10 ppcl001 charon-nm: 10[IKE] unable to resolve mygate6.example.com, initiate aborted Mar 12 08:27:10 ppcl001 charon-nm: 10[MGR] tried to checkin and delete nonexisting IKE_SA
Point is, the peer (mygate6.example.com) doesn't have an A record in DNS, just AAAA. If I set the gateway to "mygate4.example.com" with a regular A record, then there is no such problem.
#1 Updated by Harald Dunkel about 4 years ago
Looking through my old logfiles it seems that charon-nm never used IPv6, even though the peers "usual" DNS entry has both A and AAAA DNS records. The macos and ios devices connect fine via IPv6 (to the same peer).
Unfortunately I could try only 5.6.1 and 5.6.2.
#2 Updated by Tobias Brunner about 4 years ago
- Category set to networkmanager (charon-nm)
- Status changed from New to Feedback
It's probably due to the
0.0.0.0 here: source:src/charon-nm/nm/nm_service.c#L529 But note that charon-nm does not really support IPv6 (i.e. it does not pass virtual IPv6 addresses or DNS servers to NM, however, if that's not necessary in your setup it might work).
Also, if the resolved host is dual-stack you could configure charon-nm to only use IPv4 by disabling charon-nm.plugin.socket-default.use_ipv6.