[Dnsmasq-discuss] OT: IPV6 howto
Bill C Riemers
briemers at redhat.com
Thu Jun 9 14:52:31 BST 2011
I find radvd works well for IPv6 address allocation. I just start-up a computer, query it's address, and enter that into my /etc/hosts file on the server running dnsmasq. Assuming you have a static IPv6 address for your network, that should be all that is needed. If you have a dynamic IPv6 address for your network, then you'll probably need to write a script to update the prefixes when necessary.
If you want a almost plug and play IPv6 solution, I cannot recommend TomatoUSB highly enough. The only IPv6 problems I noticed yesterday is that the HE tunnel is just too slow... Although it was sort of fun watching the NCIX sales list continuously scroll as it loaded a single image every second or so.
On 06/08/2011 10:54 AM, Ed W wrote:
> Although not directly related to dnsmasq, I'm hoping to get a bit of a
> leg up from somewhere on ipv6 best practices right now...
> I have a (UK) ISP (idnet) which alleges to offer me IPV6 range, but at
> present my PPPOE router (airport express) is not obviously receiving an
> IPV6 range. I suspect the router is the problem, but lets leave that
> for the moment. The allocated range is believed to be static/persistent.
> Next up is how to allocate my ipv6 range inside the office. In the past
> I have used static IPs for servers and other interesting bits of gear
> (phones/printers), with dnsmasq handing out dhcp addresses for
> everything else and also managing the dns mapping to the static ips. I
> can't get my head around the best practice of what we should be doing
> with ipv6 though - seems like it's meant to be all automatic, but then
> how to give machines meaningful dns addresses?
> Finally, I use a bunch of linux-vserver guests, effectively a low
> overhead type of virtualisation. Any tips on how others handle
> allocating ipv6 to virtual servers? At present I use something like a
> static (class C) IPV4 where the last octet is used also as the guests
> "unique id" (vserver housekeeping requirement to allocate all machines a
> unique 32bit id)
> Any tips or pointers on getting started here, especially if the answer
> is to look somewhere else..?
> Ed W
> P.S. I do get the very basics of ipv6, I'm looking for implementation
> suggestions rather than "what is it"...
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