[pfSense] IPv6 Routing in pfSense

Tassos Chatzithomaoglou achatz at forthnetgroup.gr
Tue Jul 2 14:08:59 CEST 2013

I've been trying for many months to make DHCPv6-PD work reliably over PPPoE, but i haven't got any positive result until now.
Besides that, i find confusing a lot of IPv6 options in the GUI.
Other than that, Dual-Stack seems to work fine.


Nick Buraglio wrote on 01/07/2013 20:10:
> I've worked pretty extensively with pfSense since it's early alpha
> days and have had private builds with IPv6 for years and years. It
> works well under 2.1-BETA and has supported DHCPv6-PD for a while on
> the WAN side.    I've been using the 2.1-BETA train in production for
> a very long time with good results but I don't believe the IPv6 DNS is
> assigned via IPv4, it doesn't exist in the IPv4 lease tracking file
> and hacking through the interface code briefly it looks like there is
> mechanism for obtaining the DNS via DHCPv6 on the WAN side.  This is
> further strengthened by the fact that I have correct ISP assigned IPv6
> name servers assigned to me and they exist in the places I expect
> based on that code.
> nb
> On Mon, Jul 1, 2013 at 11:41 AM, Eugen Leitl <eugen at leitl.org> wrote:
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>> Date: Mon, 1 Jul 2013 18:39:13 +0200
>> From: Mark Tinka <mark.tinka at seacom.mu>
>> To: list at lists.pfsense.org
>> Subject: Re: [pfSense] IPv6 Routing in pfSense
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>> On Monday, July 01, 2013 06:23:03 PM Jim Pingle wrote:
>>> Sure. A purely routed IPv6 setup was one of the first
>>> things to work well on 2.1.
>>> We do not do any NAT on IPv6 by default, there is NPt if
>>> someone really needs to do that, but it's all manual.
>>> And the settings for IPv4 and IPv6 are independent, you
>>> can do NAT on IPv4 while routing IPv6.
>> Excellent, Jim!
>> Looking forward to 2.1.
>> I suppose the other thing I'll then be thinking about is how
>> end-users are assigned IPv6 address information.
>> Typical deployments have tended to use SLAAC with DHCPv4 for
>> the DNS. I've previously done SLAAC with DHCPv6 for DNS.
>> >From what I can see on doc.pfsense.org, I see pfSense will
>> support stateful address assignments using DHCPv6, in
>> addition to SLAAC.
>> Would you be able to confirm whether 2.1 or later will
>> support DNS via DHCPv6 as well, as well as DHCP-PD?
>> I suppose, for now, the default gateway will need to be
>> assigned via SLAAC, the one thing about DHCPv6 I still don't
>> find amusing.
>> Cheers,
>> Mark.
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