[nycbug-talk] Greetings from the IPv6 Internet

Steven Kreuzer skreuzer at exit2shell.com
Thu Oct 4 22:40:17 EDT 2007

So after Gene's talk, I went home and registered with Hurricane Electric's
tunnel broker service, and after a little bit of fussing around, the router
on my home network speaks IPv6. (Its actually pretty easy to setup also)

$ nslookup -type=aaaa freebsd.org

Non-authoritative answer:
freebsd.org     has AAAA address 2001:4f8:fff6::28

-- snip --

$ ping6 -c 5 2001:4f8:fff6::28
PING 2001:4f8:fff6::28 (2001:4f8:fff6::28): 56 data bytes
64 bytes from 2001:4f8:fff6::28: icmp6_seq=0 ttl=56 time=95.8 ms
64 bytes from 2001:4f8:fff6::28: icmp6_seq=1 ttl=56 time=103.3 ms
64 bytes from 2001:4f8:fff6::28: icmp6_seq=2 ttl=56 time=92.2 ms
64 bytes from 2001:4f8:fff6::28: icmp6_seq=3 ttl=56 time=102.0 ms
64 bytes from 2001:4f8:fff6::28: icmp6_seq=4 ttl=56 time=108.9 ms

--- 2001:4f8:fff6::28 ping statistics ---
5 packets transmitted, 5 packets received, 0% packet loss
round-trip min/avg/max = 92.2/100.4/108.9 ms

I have a long way to go, and even though this isn't very impressive, I am
feeling pretty good about myself ;)

My eventual goal is to serve all wireless clients on my network
an IPv6 address, and get a few services like ssh and dns running on IPv6

Has anyone else started experimenting with this yet?

Steven Kreuzer

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