[nycbug-talk] IPv6 Lit in my Brooklyn Apartment
Isaac (.ike) Levy
ike at blackskyresearch.net
Sun Sep 8 12:41:18 EDT 2013
Wanted to share some of the excitement, I was beginning to think this day would never come:
I have seen the kame.net turtle swimming, in Brooklyn. I got IPv6 internet connectivity at home, via bway.net DSL, and PFSense 2.1. Small step for mankind, but I'm leaping up and down over it!
$ traceroute6 www.kame.net
traceroute6 to orange.kame.net (2001:200:dff:fff1:216:3eff:feb1:44d7) from 2607:d300:400:202::200, 64 hops max, 12 byte packets
1 dsl-ike-1.v6.bway.net 0.943 ms 1.027 ms 0.804 ms
2 dsl-1-5.v6.bway.net 7.572 ms 7.968 ms 7.959 ms
3 ge-9-16.car4.newyork1.level3.net 7.895 ms 7.869 ms 8.056 ms
4 2001:1900:19:5::8 7.337 ms 7.715 ms 8.121 ms
5 ntt-level3-40g.newyork1.level3.net 9.050 ms 8.181 ms 8.538 ms
6 ae-2.r22.nycmny01.us.bb.gin.ntt.net 7.703 ms 8.192 ms 8.716 ms
7 ae-4.r21.sttlwa01.us.bb.gin.ntt.net 87.058 ms 86.447 ms 86.691 ms
8 ae-0.r20.sttlwa01.us.bb.gin.ntt.net 91.569 ms 96.513 ms 96.750 ms
9 as-3.r20.tokyjp01.jp.bb.gin.ntt.net 184.096 ms 182.371 ms 262.385 ms
10 ae-2.r24.tokyjp05.jp.bb.gin.ntt.net 176.980 ms 174.575 ms 171.101 ms
11 po-1.a15.tokyjp01.jp.ra.gin.ntt.net 185.841 ms 171.228 ms 176.871 ms
12 ge-8-2.a15.tokyjp01.jp.ce.gin.ntt.net 197.859 ms 195.162 ms 195.575 ms
13 ve44.foundry6.otemachi.wide.ad.jp 186.157 ms 194.800 ms 198.215 ms
14 2001:200::180a:a6ba:dbff:fe1d:19f4 200.877 ms 200.561 ms 187.447 ms
15 2001:200:dff:fff1:216:3eff:feb1:44d7 185.424 ms 188.674 ms 192.542 ms
My home bway.net DSL is lit up passing native dual-stack V4/V6, no tunnels. Charles Sprickman, a NYC*BUG oldschooler, was on the other end and has really driven the whole thing on the bway.net side. (Thanks spork!!!) I believe they are the first (and only?) ISP serving residential IPv6.
A word of warning: I had to setup my own DSL modem, the provisioned gear is *not* nice to work with, and Bway has only rolled out a few of these. If you do this, expect some difficult DIY setup time. I'm certain this will get better as they roll more of these out...
In PfSense 2.1 (currently RC1), IPv6 capabilities have become a full-fledged equal citizen, making it very simple and clear for an IPv6 neophyte like myself to get it all working sanely. The IPv6 UI elements surely beat any of the V6 bits in the large brand-name enterprise products I handle regularly at work.
For fun/testing, I even set up "clones" of the wireless interface, so I could have an IPv6-only AP, an IPv4-only AP, and a dual-stack AP. Kindof stupid, but I wanted to separate them as I explore and start messing around with slicing up the *massive* block of addresses I now have.
I'm still confused and learning more about DHCPv6 vs. stateless auto-negotiation and whatnot, but on my first pass setup, the PFSense DHCPv6 lights up machines on my network with no fuss or problems.
One of the most difficult parts of IPv6 connectivity, for me, is the "every IP is internet routable" aspect. Both awesome, and frightening. Obviously this raises security, privacy, and anonymity issues that are pretty open ended for IPv6. As I dive into the fray, at least there are tools as mature as PF :)
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