IPv6 and DNS

IPv6 DNS – It works for me….. but it shouldn’t.

When in my IPv6 environment I perform a test ping to, say, Google, it seems to work great:

ping6 ipv6.google.com PING ipv6.google.com(2a00:1450:8006::6a) 56 data bytes 64 bytes from 2a00:1450:8006::6a: icmp_seq=1 ttl=55 time=49.3 ms 64 bytes from 2a00:1450:8006::6a: icmp_seq=2 ttl=55 time=44.6 ms . . .

Which […]

IPv6 – Proxy the neighbors (or come back ARP – we loved you really)

After three articles, where am I with my venture in to IPv6? What have we really achieved so far? Well, in functional terms, not so very much yet!!

To recap:

Here I covered a lot of ground, getting basic IPv6 running on a Linux gateway box connected to an ISP providing native IPv6, while […]

IPv6 and default routes

Following on from my first tutorial, we have a box set up which has basic IPv6 connectivity. There’s a firewall in place with a simple but sufficient configuration. And we can ping6 from this box to remote IPv6 destinations.

All of this has, so far, made use only of one network interface (in my case […]

IPv6 – logging and shorewall6

Following on from my early success at get IPv6 running, I soon hit a significant issue: firewall logging.


Now this need not be a “blocker” for everyone, but I take my firewall logging duties quite seriously…!

shorewall IPv4 logging

Currently I have IPv4 shorewall configured to log not using the standard syslog mechanism, but […]

IPv6 at home – a guide to getting started

With IPv6 slowly becoming more visible, it was time to get to grips with it. While absolutely not essential (yet!) it seemed like a fun idea: my ADSL provider offers native IPv6 in parallel with IPv4, and my hosting provider is running an IPv6 beta. So I can do native IPv6 end to end […]