IPv6 with Captive Portal



  • Hi,
    We have captive portal running in our network on IPv4. Now we have got IPv6 connectivity.

    Can we implement captive portal with both IPv4 and IPv6.

    Thank You.



  • Hi,

    The captive portal is a IPv4 only solution. There is no "press-here-and-the-portal -will-be-IPv6-ready" button. Even assigning an IPv6, activating dhcpd6 etc will not make the captive portal IPv6-ready.

    It will be a using IPv6 once, no doubt about it, but we all have to wait several years for that one to come.

    By nature, the captive portal is a solution to give controled access to the Internet (or extra-net) for unknown visitors and devices. The only thing that counts right now, is this connection. Today, and most probably also tomorrow,an IPv4-only connection will do, as all devices are IPv4 compatible right now.

    edit : more details here : https://redmine.pfsense.org/issues/1831