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CELF Project Proposal/Add IPV6 support to U-Boot

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Add IPv6 network support to U-Boot boot loader
Wolfgang Denk


U-Boot is a pretty popular boot loader for embedded systems. It supports download of files (like kernel or file system images) over Ethernet, but it's operation is limited to IPv4.

It is just a matter of time that we will need to be able to boot devices (think of network switches, LAN access points, terminal servers etc.) in a IPv6 environment.

This project shall add extend U-Boot such that it can perform similar services as it has now for IPv4 in a IPv6 environment.

Related work

not quite clear yet

Contractor candidates

  • DENX