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Bug#816600: postinst: IPv6 address is not displayed in 'Start SSH' invitation

Control: severity -1 wishlist

On Thu, Mar 10, 2016 at 01:30:44AM +0000, Dimitri John Ledkov wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 3, 2016 at 11:12 AM, Hendrik Brueckner
> <brueckner@linux.vnet.ibm.com> wrote:
> > Package: network-console
> > Version: 1.53
> > Severity: normal
> > Tags: d-i patch
> >
> > Dear Maintainer,
> >
> > in IPv6-only environments, the "Start SSH" invitation does not include
> > the IPv6 address to log in to the installer system.  Below is a patch
> > that extends the postinst script to detect an IPv6 address if no IPv4
> > address could be found.
> >
> To be honest, I don't think it's only about IPv6-only environments.
> A person performing the installation may only be on IPv6 link-local,
> IPv6 autoconfigure, IPv4, only, whilst the machine to be installed has
> dual-stack / all combos.
> Unusual, true, but totally possible.
> Thus, I think, we should enumerate all IP addresses, sans loopback,
> and display them all.

It would make sense to display all possible IP addresses to connect to
the installer environment.  This change is not that simple because it
requires debconf template modifications to provide an enumerated list
of IP addresses.  Hence reducing the severity of this bug to address
this requirement in future.

Thanks and kind regards,

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