[nycbug-talk] Fw: Greetings from the IPv6 Internet

Trish Lynch trish at bsdunix.net
Fri Oct 5 05:19:28 EDT 2007

(Sorry about top posting, if anyone knows how to make my blackberry not do this, and still have the original message, let me know)

Yes - I experimented with this about 4 years ago - had working tunnels, dns entries, routing, etc., working quite well. Since not many sites were using v6 at the time it became uickly a "old toy" and abandoned to play with other things.

Has the adoption of v6 gotten much wider? If I do this again, is there enough sites running it to make it worthwhile for me?

------Original Message------
From: Steven Kreuzer
To: talk at lists.nycbug.org
Sent: Oct 4, 2007 10:40 PM
Subject: [nycbug-talk] Greetings from the IPv6 Internet

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

talk mailing list
talk at lists.nycbug.org
We meet the first Wednesday of the month
Be sure to join our Announce list at http://lists.nycbug.org

Trish Lynch  

More information about the talk mailing list