Subject: Re: NetBSD vs. PPPoA (with native IPv6)
To: None <>
From: Matthias Scheler <>
List: regional-london
Date: 05/03/2006 17:37:03
On Wed, May 03, 2006 at 05:18:43PM +0100, Amadeus Stevenson wrote:
> How did you get ipv6 over your ipv4 interface Matthias?

Because my provider doesn't assign IPv6 addresses on the DSL connection
I simply manually assign a local and remote IPv6 address and set a
default route to the remote IPv6 address like this:

	ifconfig pppo0e inet6 2001:8b0:114:1::1 fe80::2 prefixlen 128
	route add -inet6 default fe80::2 -iface -ifp pppoe0

[The above is of course not done manually but via "/etc/ifconfig.pppoe0"
 and "/etc/rc.conf".]

The suggestion to use an IPv6 link local address and how to make that
work was provided by Ignatios Souvatzis.

> However I know it will only be a few months after I leave before the
> adsl line goes down for some reason, and the "mysterious" black netbsd
> box gets the blame and gets retired. It's very hard to train people,
> especially if there is a huge lack of technically-minded people.

Such things happen quiet frequently. And ex-fellow worker of mine created
a nice Linux based infrastructure at a previous employeer. The admin
which had to look after it didn't like Linux and converted everything
to Windows within weeks.
	Kind regards

Matthias Scheler