he.net IPv6 tunnel

John R. Levine johnl at iecc.com
Thu Aug 7 12:53:53 UTC 2014

>> If you don't want to route the v6 addresses on your LAN, put them on the
>> loopback lo0 rather than a real interface.
> I think I do want them on a real interface. They need to be
> addressable from the outside world. Am I misunderstanding aliasing?

The traffic comes in via the tunnel, not via your LAN, so there's no point 
in putting them on a LAN interface.

> Can I use the configuration bits you had for bce0 on my em0? And if I
> do, is there a way to set it up so I'm only being nice to that
> wireless router rather than the whole Big Bad Internet?

Yes, it's just a different kind of Internet.

> gif0: flags=8011<UP,POINTOPOINT,MULTICAST> metric 0 mtu 1280
>        inet6 fe80::4639:c4ff:fe3a:d7ea%gif0 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x3
>        nd6 options=21<PERFORMNUD,AUTO_LINKLOCAL>
> No endpoints are listed for gif0 and while I can ping my original IPv6
> address and its aliases....

This says there's a bug and suggests a workaround:


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