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Topic # 210440 27-Mar-2017 17:23
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Hello Geekzone. We’ve been looking forward to this for ages, but we can finally announce:

 

IPv6 is coming to Bigpipe.

 

 

 

Whew. Okay. So here’s how we’re kicking things off:

 

 

 

We are doing an open beta here on Geekzone. To get this underway, allow me to introduce @IPv6pipe. You can get in on the beta by PMing @IPv6pipe your details, including the email address you use for Bigpipe.

 

 

 

Once you’ve PM’d, we will process a batch of subscribers on to IPv6 each day. Please note that the IPv6pipe account won’t be manned according to our usual service hours or SLAs. If you need Bigpipe service unrelated to IPv6, please just go about this the normal way. 

 

 

 

Please keep posting about the IPv6 beta to this thread only. We will be using the beta and the information from this thread to build our support processes for IPv6 when we have it consumer-ready.

 

 

 

DISCLAIMERS

 


This is not a consumer-ready version of IPv6. This is a beta. There will be bugs. Expect them, and expect to report them (again, right here in the thread will be just fine unless we ask you to take it to email / PM for whatever reason.)

 

 

 

We ask very sincerely that you only participate in this beta if you actually know what you are doing with regard to modemy routerish networky stuff. If you don’t know this stuff, we politely ask that you wait until we announce a general release of IPv6 before asking to have it enabled. This will avoid wasting both our time and yours. If you do try to enable IPv6 and you muck it up to the point that your connection stops working, that’s on you. If you get to this point and need us to disable IPv6 on our end for your connection, please again PM @IPv6pipe asking for IPv6 to be disabled. Please do not submit support tickets to our care team regarding the IPv6 beta.

 

 

 

That said, screwing up IPv6 is probably nothing that a factory reset, or disabling IPv6 on your equipment won't fix.
 
INSTRUCTIONS

 

     

  1. Send @IPv6pipe a PM with the email address you use for Bigpipe asking to have IPv6 enabled.
  2. After you've had IPv6 enabled on your line you will need to ensure your router is set up with the following settings:
  3. Connection type: PPPoE or PPPoA with the username and password both set to “Bigpipe”, automatically obtaining IP address and DNS servers (Just like you'll already have for IPv4)
    IPv6 support: Enabled (many routers have it turned on by default)
  4. If your router requires an IPv6 connection type, set it to DHCPv6-PD
  5. If your router has the option to request an IP address and prefix, set it to only request a prefix (IA_PD)
  6. If your router requires the prefix length to be set, set it to /60
  7. Internal address allocation method: DHCP or SLAAC (we recommend DHCP, but the choice is yours)
  8. If your router needs IPv6 DNS servers please use 2403:9800:c041:1000::a and 2403:9800:c041:1000::b
  9. Note: After IPv6 has been enabled on your line you may need to restart your router a few times, as our routers may need to collect some extra data from your line that only becomes available during a connection attempt. The prefix that will be assigned to each line is a sticky /60

 

 

 

FAQs

Do I have to have a public IPv4 address to get IPv6?
- No, you don’t. IPv6 is available to anyone on our network that opts in via Geekzone for the beta.

 


Can I get a bigger prefix than a “/60”?
- No, sorry. Currently we only offer a single “/60” per connection.

 


What does "sticky" mean? Will my prefix ever change?
- Your prefix will not change unless we need to change something on our end (for example if you're upgrading from ADSL to UFB).

 


Can I get a truly static IPv6 allocation?
- No, sorry.

 


Do you support reverse DNS and delegation for IPv6?
- No, sorry. Currently we do not support DNS delegation for IPv6 prefixes.

 


Do you know about the bugs with IPv6 on the Bigpipe modem?
We know about some issues, but if you find one, please post it anyway so we can deal to it.

 

 

 

Thanks for your patience - we know a lot of you have been waiting for this, and we're stoked to get it off the ground!

TTFN, Bigpipe.

 

 

 

 

 




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  Reply # 1748847 27-Mar-2017 17:27
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I'm here until 10pm. Let's get the graph moving! :)

 

 

 

Edit: Apparently new users can't post links. This is the graph I was referring to: https://www.google.com/intl/en/ipv6/statistics.html 


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  Reply # 1748853 27-Mar-2017 17:39
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Happy to say I'm currently writing this while connected to Geekzone via IPv6 on Bigpipe!

 

Nice work! I'll update the thread with any problems I discover.

 

Edit: In case it's helpful for anyone, here are the relevant settings on the NetComm NF4V:
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  Reply # 1748882 27-Mar-2017 18:19
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MrTomato:

 

Happy to say I'm currently writing this while connected to Geekzone via IPv6 on Bigpipe!

 

Nice work! I'll update the thread with any problems I discover.

 

 

Not having quite as much success with pfSense. Using DHCP, prefix length of 60, and "Only request an IPv6 prefix, do not request an IPv6 address" option. Still seeing a link local fe80 address only after several connect/disconnects and even a few reboots.

 

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WAN Interface (wan, pppoe0)

Status    up
PPPoE    up

Uptime    00:02:57
MAC Address    00:00:00:00:00:00
IPv4 Address    
Subnet mask IPv4    255.255.255.255
Gateway IPv4    210.54.39.1
IPv6 Link Local    fe80::2e94:64ff:fe00:3eb%em1_vlan10
IPv6 Address    fe80::2e94:64ff:fe00:3eb%em1_vlan10
Gateway IPv6    fe80::e2ac:f1ff:fe81:b102
DNS servers
    127.0.0.1
    203.96.123.1
    203.96.123.2
MTU    1492
In/out packets    20139/21274 (6.75 MiB/4.19 MiB)
In/out packets (pass)    20139/21274 (6.75 MiB/4.19 MiB)
In/out packets (block)    318/0 (38 KiB/0 B)
In/out errors    0/0
Collisions    0

 

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1748888 27-Mar-2017 18:22
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Try ticking the "request a IPv6 prefix/information through the IPv4 connectivity link" box.

 

All traffic needs to come in through the same PPP session, both v4 and v6 traffic.


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  Reply # 1748894 27-Mar-2017 18:41
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I've got a Telecom HG659 and found that I have to set the DHCPv6 server manually as follows: (under Home Network > LAN Interface) Otherwise DNS lookups would take 4 seconds to resolve.

 


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  Reply # 1748895 27-Mar-2017 18:43
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IPv6pipe:

 

Try ticking the "request a IPv6 prefix/information through the IPv4 connectivity link" box.

 

All traffic needs to come in through the same PPP session, both v4 and v6 traffic.

 

 

No change. I am getting notifications saying PF (the firewall in pfSense) was wedged/busy and has been reset, so I'm rebooting after any change to be on the safe side.

 

Pv6 Link Local    fe80::2:2:31%pppoe0
IPv6 Address    fe80::2:2:31%pppoe0
Gateway IPv6    fe80::e2ac:f1ff:fe81:b102


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  Reply # 1748899 27-Mar-2017 18:46
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Yay for trials, PM sent.





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  Reply # 1748902 27-Mar-2017 18:47
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SirHumphreyAppleby: No change. I am getting notifications saying PF (the firewall in pfSense) was wedged/busy and has been reset, so I'm rebooting after any change to be on the safe side.

 

Pv6 Link Local    fe80::2:2:31%pppoe0
IPv6 Address    fe80::2:2:31%pppoe0
Gateway IPv6    fe80::e2ac:f1ff:fe81:b102

 

 

I don't have a PFsense box to test with (an available dual NIC PC in this office isn't going to happen) so can't try and replicate this.

 

You could try setting your prefix to /64 (we assign a /60 per line, but you're free to use smaller prefixes, or multiple prefixes on your LAN), as well as requesting an IPv6 address in addition to your prefix.

 

Maybe post a screenshot of the advanced options?


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  Reply # 1748904 27-Mar-2017 18:56
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Changing over to Bigpipe on the 12th of April, hopefully I'll be able to take part then Josh :)


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  Reply # 1748908 27-Mar-2017 19:05
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Seems to be working fine and dandy for me using the BigPipe modem. I set it to use IPv4 and v6, with v6 coming through DHCP. I now have the IPv6 badge so I shall take that as a sign of success :)






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  Reply # 1748910 27-Mar-2017 19:06
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IPv6pipe:

 

I don't have a PFsense box to test with (an available dual NIC PC in this office isn't going to happen) so can't try and replicate this.

 

You could try setting your prefix to /64 (we assign a /60 per line, but you're free to use smaller prefixes, or multiple prefixes on your LAN), as well as requesting an IPv6 address in addition to your prefix.

 

Maybe post a screenshot of the advanced options?

 

 

No change with /64.

 

Unfortunately, I've now got family nagging at me because I'm fiddling with things, so I'll probably have to continue my efforts in the morning. I'll be able to do a reset and test with pfSense from a completely clean state.

 

Advanced options -

 

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  Reply # 1748914 27-Mar-2017 19:15
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SirHumphreyAppleby:

 

 

 

No change with /64.

 

Unfortunately, I've now got family nagging at me because I'm fiddling with things, so I'll probably have to continue my efforts in the morning. I'll be able to do a reset and test with pfSense from a completely clean state.

 

Advanced options -

 

Click to see full size

 

 

 

 

None of the extra bits in there look particularly relevant. Maybe fire up a packet capture to check for v6 packets moving?


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  Reply # 1748915 27-Mar-2017 19:18
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IPv6 party time!

 

PM Sent - looking forward to testing on ERL. and of course the allusive ipv6 badge 





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  Reply # 1748919 27-Mar-2017 19:23
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Cheers! This is now working for clients behind my ADSL connection (Draytek DV120 in Bridge Mode, connected to a pfSense VM)

 

This is what I needed to configure in pfSense:

 

 

 

Interfaces > WAN

 

General Configuration

 

IPv6 Configuration Type: DHCP6

 

 

 

DHCP6 Client Configuration

 

Use IPv4 connectivity as parent interface: (ticked)

 

Request only an IPv6 prefix: (unticked). Update - seems to work ticked as well. Try ticking this first as recommended in the first post.

 

DHCPv6 Prefix Delegation size: 60

 

 

 

Interfaces > LAN

 

General Configuration

 

IPv6 Configuration Type: Track Interface

 

 

 

Track IPv6 Interface

 

 IPv6 Interface: WAN


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  Reply # 1748922 27-Mar-2017 19:36
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One router firmware upgrade later and I'm connected again. The old version had a bug that stopped IPv6 settings from being saved.

 

Very easy with Advanced Tomato:

 





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