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Using IPv6 On Debian Etch

Nov 07, 2008, 01:05 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Falko Timme)

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"In this tutorial I'm using a Debian server in a LAN (i.e., it uses a router to connect to the Internet) with the ethernet device eth0 and the IPv4 address The router's public IP address at the time of this writing was With IPv6, other systems can connect directly to the Debian system, regardless of the router and NAT. This tutorial will work for Debian systems that are connected directly to the Internet (i.e., no NAT, no router) as well.

"To use IPv6, we will configure a tunnel that connects our IPv6 Debian system to IPv6 hardware on the other end (run by a so-called "tunnel broker") and thus to the IPv6 backbone. This tunnel is necessary because most ISPs don't support direct IPv6 connectivity, and it doesn't make sense to route IPv6 traffic over an IPv4 network because chances are that the next-hop router doesn't know what to do with this traffic."

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