[nycbug-talk] IPv6 Lit in my Brooklyn Apartment

Isaac (.ike) Levy ike at blackskyresearch.net
Sun Sep 8 12:47:57 EDT 2013

On Sep 8, 2013, at 12:41 PM, "Isaac (.ike) Levy" <ike at blackskyresearch.net> wrote:

> Hi All,
> 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.
> --
> No NAT!
> 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 :)
> Best,
> .ike

A quick glance at the barren wasteland of the IPv6 internet, (disabling v4 connectivity to get a real www view of who's showed up to the party):


Hrm, all these folks appear to rock full V6 for www,

Dead when I tried to hit it,

Interesting- site pretty badly broken, (v4 CDN), yet homepage html loads,

Funny, apparently search etc… are all functional via IPv6,
Additionally, *using* google IPv6-only is a total waste- it returns 'regular' results from IPv4-land.  They got the plumbing, but it's pointless if they don't use it in the product...
Yet, apparently neglected and broken,
  (links from a nice FAQ: http://www.google.com/ipv6/faq.html)

Not much appears to work except the www homepage,


Extreme disappointments, (for how much they talk about IPv6),

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