Mac OS + IPv6 via WireGuard: "Network is down"

Joachim Tingvold joachim at
Sat Aug 3 16:54:26 CEST 2019


I've been trying out WireGuard for some time now, and I've encountered 
somewhat of an issue.

Whenever I try to reach resources via IPv6 using their FQDN, when the 
Mac only has IPv4 available via it's default interface (but IPv6 via 
WireGuard), things behave strangely; I can communicate with IPv6-hosts 
using their IPv6 address, but not their FQDN.

Anyone knows what could cause this, and how to solve it?

jocke at keklolwtf: ~ $ ssh
ssh: Could not resolve hostname nodename nor servname 
provided, or not known

jocke at keklolwtf: ~ $ ssh -6
ssh: connect to host Network is down

jocke at keklolwtf: ~ $ dig aaaa +short

jocke at keklolwtf: ~ $ host has IPv6 address 2001:67c:197c:bar::1

jocke at keklolwtf: ~ $ ping6 -c1
PING6(56=40+8+8 bytes) 2001:67c:197c:foo::1 --> 2001:67c:197c:bar::1
16 bytes from 2001:67c:197c:bar::1, icmp_seq=0 hlim=61 time=38.701 ms

--- ping6 statistics ---
1 packets transmitted, 1 packets received, 0.0% packet loss
round-trip min/avg/max/std-dev = 38.701/38.701/38.701/0.000 ms

jocke at keklolwtf: ~ $ ssh 2001:67c:197c:bar::1 "date"
Sat Aug  3 16:45:50 CEST 2019

jocke at keklolwtf: ~ $ netstat -rn
Destination                             Gateway                         
Flags         Netif Expire
default                                 2001:67c:197c:foo::             
UGcI          utun1
2001:67c:197c::/48                      link#29                         
UCS           utun1

jocke at keklolwtf: ~ $ ifconfig utun1
utun1: flags=8051<UP,POINTOPOINT,RUNNING,MULTICAST> mtu 1420
	inet6 fe80::<snip>%utun1 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x1d
	inet6 2001:67c:197c:foo::1 prefixlen 120
	nd6 options=201<PERFORMNUD,DAD>

PrivateKey = <snip>
Address = 2001:67c:197c:foo::1/128

PublicKey = <snip>
AllowedIPs = 2001:67c:197c::/48
Endpoint = <snip>


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