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Investigate IPv6 #1198

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johnmckerrell opened this issue Jul 31, 2019 · 14 comments

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commented Jul 31, 2019

@ajlennon asked about getting IPv6 activated on our network so I've now pinged Baltic Broadband to ask them what would be necessary.

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commented Aug 3, 2019

Not entirely sure but I recall that endian community (a soft network management/security system) handles ipv6 on the local side, and also secure vpn to the world and more.
I've used it before (long time ago) and it was great. Needs a low spec box with 2 network interfaces and handles pretty much everything for you one set up.
having it as a gateway actually genuinely saved my ar*e one time about 15 years ago.

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commented Aug 3, 2019

For such a box, may I recommend the SG-1100. https://www.netgate.com/solutions/pfsense/sg-1100.html

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commented Aug 3, 2019

pfsense and endian appear all but identical in features
https://www.simplewallsoftware.com/simplewall-endian-pfsense-pro/

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commented Aug 3, 2019

Sorry, forgot to report back that, no, Baltic Broadband do not support IPv6 at this time. I'll leave the ticket open for now in case anyone wants to suggest alternatives.

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commented Aug 3, 2019

@johnmckerrell Is "Basic Broadband" a Freudian slip? ;)

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commented Aug 3, 2019

Going to blame autocorrect for that one! I definitely don't think they're basic!

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commented Aug 4, 2019

Bugger. OK I tried setting up a IPV6 tunnel with Hurricane Electric which a few people have recommended to me. They seem to require the DoES endpoint to be pingable. Could we turn that on so I could investigate further?

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commented Aug 5, 2019

I did have a poke on our router, I added a firewall rule that I hoped might enable pings but it didn't help. I've asked Baltic Broadband if it's something on their end.

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commented Aug 5, 2019

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commented Aug 12, 2019

Apparently everything is passed through to our router so it should be our router that is disallowing pings, I'm just not sure why. If @skos-ninja gets chance perhaps he could take a quick look?

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commented Aug 12, 2019

Will have a quick look tomorrow

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commented Aug 13, 2019

@ajlennon Our IP should now respond to pings. Let me know if you need anything else

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commented Aug 13, 2019

For the sake of people following along by email, Jake actually meant to say "now", router is responding to pings successfully. I had added a rule to the WAN IN rules, but actually we needed WAN LOCAL as the pings are going to the router itself, not into the network.

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commented Aug 13, 2019

Thanks guys. Will try and set up a tunnel later

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