Thursday, January 03, 2013

Problems with IPv6 over IPv4

Hello everyone, this is going to be a rather geeky post, involving lots of weird jargon, terminology, and lots of fun little acronyms. So, enjoy the read.

I've been trying to get IPv6 over IPv4 (respectively referred to henceforth as IP6 and IP4, to make it simpler for my typing) to work on my system while I'm behind a non-IP6 enabled router.

I initially tried Teredo, to no avail. Then I went to SixXS.net and tried using their AICCU software and tools to get things working on my end, again to no avail. Now I'm trying to get it working via tunnelbroker.net.

I do have some success, as I am able to see some IP6 traffic via wireshark, but I can't say whether that's just DNS pinging or not. I've yet to learn the ins and outs of IP6, so bear with me. I do know that when I check my status via test-ipv6.com, it says I have no IP6 address. It's odd, because I thought I had set one up in network properties, and using tunnelbroker.net's recommended commands (see below).


netsh interface teredo set state disabled
netsh interface ipv6 add v6v4tunnel IP6Tunnel 76.27.231.30 72.52.104.74
netsh interface ipv6 add address IP6Tunnel 2001:470:1f04:6af::2
netsh interface ipv6 add route ::/0 IP6Tunnel 2001:470:1f04:6af::1

Needless to say, this didn't quite work as I would have liked, no IP6 over IP4 connection, and I am stumped as to what to do. I also tried a similar set of commands on Linux and got the same result. Anyhoo, this is it for now, and if anyone has any ideas or thoughts on what I can do, please let me know. :)

Thanks,

Brian

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