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Re: [opensuse] IPv6 firewall
  • From: Hans Witvliet <hwit@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 06 Jun 2010 00:56:36 +0200
  • Message-id: <1275778596.11151.30.camel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Sat, 2010-06-05 at 14:45 -0400, James Knott wrote:
Per Jessen wrote:
I think the ones who need to see the light are the access providers, but
I have read or been told that the issue there is the availability of
consumer-level IPv6-cabable CPE.

Actually, some ISPs have seen the light and some consumer level
equipment is now IPv6 capable. A friend of mine has a router, not sure
if D-Link or Linksys, that can handle IPv6. Modern operating systems,
including Linux, BSD, Mac and Windows have been IPv6 ready for years.

I'd strongly recommend people set up tunnels to IPv6 brokers in the mean
time. I use Freenet6 from They have clients
for Linux, Windows, Mac and BSD and can be configured for either a /56
subnet or a single address. There are other tunnel brokers available.

BTW, there is no charge for using that Freenet6 tunnel, but if you don't
register, you're limited to a single address. If you register, you get
a static address, DNS to that address and can configure for a subnet.

One of the big advantage of the huge address space you get for free,
is that you can assign specific addresses to https web hosts.

Normally (without any dirty tricks) you van not have multiple apache
vhosts using SSL. Using IPv6 that's a thing of the past....

I ususaly recommend
By default you get an /64 network, and if you take the trouble of
actvating another check-box, you get another /48 network

For free, as in free beer. No strings attached
Tunnel endpoint everywhere on the globe..

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