Comcast and Prefix Request
I may be just confused about how its supposed to work, but I don't seem to be getting a /60 from Comcast.
On the WAN, I have 60 next too "DHCPv6 Prefix Delegation size" and "Send IPv6 prefix hint" checked. In the logs I see
Nov 3 11:54:54 dhcp6c 65303 IA_PD prefix: 2601:41:c480:f0::/60 pltime=345600 vltime=345600
The LAN interface is set to track. But I only see "64" as the prefix.
Am I missing something?
Alright so I set a third interface up, and I'm getting close but different IP. So looks like I am getting the /60, just confused about how the prefix shows up. So I guess never mind!
Interfaces get assigned a /64. Don't try to stray from that. Everything will break. Interfaces get a /64. Period. Not just in pfSense.
A /60 gives you 16 /64s.
Each track interface will have a different hex digit as the IPv6 Prefix ID.
So they issued you 2601:41:c480:f0::/60
If the prefix ID on the tracking interface is 1, that interface will be 2601:41:c480:f1::1/64.
If the prefix ID on the tracking interface is c, that interface will be 2601:41:c480:fc::1/64.
The prefix ID "fills in" the difference between the prefix delegation and the interface /64 - 4 bits for a /60.
If you were delegated a /56, you would have 8 bits of prefixes, or 00 - ff (256)
If you were delegated a /48 you would have 16 bits of prefixes or 0000 - ffff (65536).
That's helpful, thanks. I guess I was confused between what an interface gets assigned and the prefix delegation I would be getting. Definitely makes sense that interfaces get /64s. But it would be nice if there was somewhere that showed that I was getting the prefix I was asking for.
I figured that's what the prefix ID meant, but it wasn't entirely clear, so thanks for clarifying that.
Now to send /64s to my Cisco router for my VLAN's via a /61. But that's a separate question.