beni at brinckman.info
Sun Sep 21 09:18:14 UTC 2008
On Saturday 20 September 2008 23:13:33 David Horn wrote:
> On Sat, Sep 20, 2008 at 11:35 AM, beni <beni at brinckman.info> wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I have a question about IPv6.
> > I installed /net/freenet6 and edited the /usr/local/etc/gw6c.conf file
> > with the login and password given by Go6.net.
> > I added freenet6_enable="YES", ipv6_enable="YES" and
> > ipv6_network_interfaces="vr0 tun0" to my /etc/rc.conf.
> > An ifconfig shows this :
> > bsdaddict# ifconfig vr0
> > vr0: flags=8843<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> metric 0 mtu 1500
> > options=2808<VLAN_MTU,WOL_UCAST,WOL_MAGIC>
> > ether 00:0c:76:c2:2c:b7
> > inet6 fe80::20c:76ff:fec2:2cb7%vr0 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x1
> > inet 192.168.1.101 netmask 0xffffff00 broadcast 192.168.1.255
> > media: Ethernet autoselect (100baseTX <full-duplex>)
> > status: active
> > bsdaddict#
> > So I think the installation of ipv6 is ok : surfing to
> > http://go6.net/4105/freenet.asp says "You are using IPv6 from ...". But
> > in X-chat, when connecting to Freenode p.ex., I get this :
> > FreebsdBeni n=FreeBSD 188.8.131.52.adsl.dyn.edpnet.net :You are now
> > logged in. (id FreebsdBeni, username n=FreeBSD, hostname
> > 184.108.40.206.adsl.dyn.edpnet.net)
> Even if you have properly setup/configured a tunnel to provide IPv6,
> does not mean that IPv4 goes away. You are running in dual stack mode
> (both IPv4, and IPv6 active) You may want to read up a little bit on
> IPv6 details and background in the FreeBSD handbook
> and in the go6.net wiki (among lots of other good IPv6 articles.
> Google is your friend here.)
> Most applications that are IPv6 aware will default to using IPv6 if
> everything is setup properly. This includes giving an IPv6 capable
> DNS name to your IRC client. (ipv6.chat.us.freenode.net and
> ipv6.chat.eu.freenode.net are a few that are IPv6)
> I'm not much of an IRC user myself, but I see that several of the
> ports of xchat are IPv6 enabled. You did not specify what version of
> Xchat you are using, so I can't comment further there. Make sure you
> are using a version of xchat that supports IPv6, and that you are
> using the appropriate IPv6 freenode DNS name.
> You can also find a listing of IPv6 capable application ports over on
> > And that is not a ipv6 address. So what am I missing here ? Is it my
> > config or is my isp converting my ipv6 back to ipv4 ?
> It is your config. An ISP can not really "automagically" change you
> from IPv6 to IPv4 when you have a tunnel active. You do not provide
> an ifconfig for your tunnel interface (tun0), so it is hard to tell
> what your configuration looks like.
> Can you ping6 the site in question ? (ie: ping6 ipv6.chat.us.freenode.net)
> > Thanks for any hints on this.
> > --
> > Beni.
It seems that I was, indeed using the wrong server to connect me to :
the "normal" IPv6 instead of the ipv6-servers (the ping6 works). So now all
Didn't know about those IPv6 capable application port on Freshports though.
Will definitely check those, thanks for the link and your explications !
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