Archive for October, 2010

Configuring Vyatta with an IPv6 Tunnel Broker

October 9th, 2010 4 comments

One way to get connected to the IPv6 network is by using a tunnel broker. The broker provides an IPv4 endpoint to send IPv6 encapsulated packets. This works best if you have a static IPv4 address. The tunnel broker needs to be configured to send packets for your IPv6 address range to your IPv4 address. I choose to use Hurricane Electric as my tunnel broker. Read more…

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Disabling IPv6 Stateless Autoconfiguration

October 9th, 2010 1 comment

I have Vyatta setup to send out router advertisements so clients are auto configured with an IPv6 address. This works great for workstations, but I prefer servers to be manually configured. The auto configured address on Linux is built from the MAC address and on Windows it is randomly generated. When assigning a static IPv6 address the auto configured address is still assigned so you end up with two addresses. Read more…

Categories: Linux, Windows Tags: , ,