The ongoing project of npd6 (Neighbor Proxy Daemon IPv6) kicks off 2013 with a bright, shiny new release!!!!
Some history is here, and the project page itself is over here.
Or go straight to the download section.
The new version has a host of fixes, tweaks and tuning. Also some asked-for new features (address masks, […]
On a fairly vanilla install of Ubuntu 12.04 (i.e. current) in an environment with full IPv4 and IPv6 connectivity one may seem some (at first sight) strange things concerning the IPv6 addresses in use.
The network has a single gateway router/server, and provides full IPv6 to the devices in the house using radvd and […]
Just a short post, to summarise the IANA-assigned address ranges for IPv6. This info is pretty much a straight lift from this page, with a few tweaks to hopefully make it more readable.
IPv6 Prefix Allocation Information 0000::/8 Reserved by IETF 0100::/8 Reserved by IETF 0200::/7 Reserved by IETF 0400::/6 Reserved by IETF 0800::/5 […]
As per previous posts and discussions, my project to develop npd6 (Neighbor Proxy Daemon 6) is now advancing very rapidly.
If you have a Linux gateway router terminating your ISP feed supporting IPv6, this may be just what you need. To summarise the problem it solves: your ISP has given you an /64 (or some […]
As threatened in article IPv6 neighbor proxy daemon – npd6 and the associated design ramblings here, the npd6 project now lives and breathes.
EDIT: 22 July – The project has really taken shape. Version 0.3 is now useful enough to be considered a working beta version. Building is very simple – do please try it […]
I admit defeat… You know how it is: you’re searching for a solution to a technical problem, and you KNOW that someone else has had the same problem. In fact thousands of people have had the same problem. And it was fixed years ago. If I can just find that solution…
EDIT: 22 July – […]
So what must npd6 do in functional terms?
See Neighbor Solicitations. EITHER respond to them directly OR respond via the existing mechanisms. Log activity. Report status. Receive Neighbor Solicitations
The daemon needs to receive incoming neighbor solcitations from a designated port(s). I currently have no idea if this is an easy hook to make from […]
The scenario: the home network is centered around a Linux server. This acts as (amongst a number of other things) a large data repository. All our media files, photos, music and so on are stored on it. Apart from the convenience of having it all centrally located, it also provides data security: all critical […]
With two young children starting to make increasing use of the Internet, my attention has turned in recent times to the thorny subject of Content Filtering. This posting is actually going to look at a technical approach I settled upon, however one cannot help mentioning, at least in passing, some of the wider issues involved.
My much-loved Pinnacle Showcenter (written about previously here, for example) finally packed up. Not sure what killed it – did the obligatory open-it-up-and-buzz-it-a-bit routine. PSU seemed OK, but when the main board was connected up, something was dragging the PSU down big-time. No obviously failed components, so you are left with the likelihood that some […]