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This page is a work in progress and outlines my IPv6 experience

Recently I decided I should learn more about IPv6 and get my machine up on the network. After reading many of the articles on Kame and perusing through the mailing lists I decided the quickest way would be to use Freenet6 and grab a /48 network

Using their client I was able to get my gateway server up on the IPv6 network within minutes. Once that was done I grabbed the latest Kame Linux patches, set up an appropriate default route (thanks to everyone on the mailing list) and all the machines behind my firewall now had IPv6 internet access. A few minor iptables changes were made to safeguard the machines behind the firewall and then I was ready to start experimenting.

OpenSSH and Bind were ready for IPv6 pretty much right out of the box. With one patch from Kame I was able to recompile Apache and now I've got a web server that spans both IPv4 and IPv6 networks. There are a bunch of oddities in reverse name lookups from programs which scan logs so that's one thing I'm working to fix. My next step will be to work on the patches I've found for qmail to get it to span both networks also.

Latest news: I now have a patch for webalizer that seems to handle IPv6 addresses better. It's not perfect but it's better than I had before.

Feel free to drop me an email if you have any questions


Useful resources:

Debian IPv6 packages
Freenet6 - IPv6 Connectivity
IPv6 News & Links
Linux IPv6 Howto

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