Lee H. Marzke on 4 Mar 2014 09:15:34 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] Using IPv6

I'm using Verizon FIOS currently running a VM of pFSense 2.1 beta that supports IP6 tunnels to sixxs and has dhcp6 running.

I have static IP4 but I believe tunnels also work with dynamic IPs.

Why do you need DHCP seperate frim GW

Even without DHCP6 IP6 works using local link adresses.

See 4aero.com that is hosted IP 4+6 by my VMware cluster.

Sixxs has on site training and badges for prooving your IP6 knowledge.  It was pretty easy to setup on FIOS.


Lee Marzke 《lee@marzke.net》
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-------- Original message --------
From: Rich Freeman
Date:03/04/2014 17:31 (GMT+01:00)
To: Philadelphia Linux User's Group Discussion List
Subject: Re: [PLUG] Using IPv6

On Tue, Mar 4, 2014 at 11:25 AM,  <gary@duzan.org> wrote:
>    As far as I know, VZ has not rolled out IPv6 in our area (or any area,
> as far as a quick search can tell), and it is unclear what it would
> look like if they did. So the point is moot for now. However, if they
> do it in a sensible way, it shouldn't be much different than if you had
> a tunnel and your own router, so I would suggest starting with that.
> You can use a Linux box for a router, if you'd like, and either SIXXS
> or Hurricane Electric would work as a free tunnel broker.

Can you point me to any configs where you run a tunnel gateway on one
box, and then manage DHCP/DNS/etc from another?  Ideally the tunnel
should change its IP from time to time.

I've yet to see anything that combines any of this with PXE booting,
or with running DNS with dynamic IPs, or running DHCP (if needed) from
a box other than the gateway.  I certainly haven't seen anything where
you have multiple gateways on a subnet.

My goal isn't to get IPv6 working but to start thinking about what is
necessary to get it working so that I'm prepared.  I can certainly set
up an IPv6 gateway on the network (likely via a VM) even if it can't
actually send packets anywhere to test things out, or I could set it
up with a tunnel.

It just seems like the whole IPv6 space is very immature for Linux distros.

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