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6to4 clarification needed
Thanks for all the responses. The one that was most pertinent to me was from Pekka Savola, who informed me that I needed to upgrade to the 2.4 kernel to have a 'sit' device that knows about 6to4. See the complete story at http://ipv6.dialtoneinternet.net.
I would appreciate direct emails (not to the list) regarding my connectivity from other corners of the 6bone.
John Comeau wrote:
> I've read all I could find on the web regarding 6to4, and am somewhat
> confused. Since the IPV4 address of the target router is embedded in the IPV6
> address, shouldn't my IPV6 stack be smart enough to follow ipv4 routing for
> all 6to4 traffic? So, my relay router would only need to be used for inbound
> traffic and for non-6to4 IPV6 outbound traffic?
> I was thinking of hacking the sit.c source to make it treat 6to4 traffic in
> this manner. Or has someone already done this for linux? Is the freebsd stf
> device what I'm looking for?
> Of course I could, as some 6to4 descriptions say, route all my IPV6 traffic to
> the relay router, but isn't that somehow defeating the beauty of the 6to4
> mechanism, being able to use all my available links to route the traffic? Not
> to mention, if another host on my network starts using 6to4, it doesn't make
> much sense having to talk to him via the 6bone when he's reachable on my LAN.
> John Comeau - Chief Technology Officer
> Dialtone Internet - Extremely Fast Web Systems
> phone://954-581-0097x113 fax://954-581-7629
> mailto://[email protected] http://www.dialtoneinternet.net
John Comeau - Chief Technology Officer
Dialtone Internet - Extremely Fast Web Systems
mailto://[email protected] http://www.dialtoneinternet.net