IPv6 dev effort

  • Hello world\n
    I appreciate all the hard work (pfSense rocks at v4 and NAT) but IPv6 is the 'killer app' I need to use pfSense in production.
    is IPv6 socket support in the kernel on the daily builds? I ask because getting an operation not permitted error like the following

    # ping6 ::1
    PING6(56=40+8+8 bytes) ::1 --> ::1
    ping6: sendmsg: Operation not permitted
    ping6: wrote ::1 16 chars, ret=-1

    i can see lo0 up and has the ::1 address assigned

    lo0: flags=8049 <up,loopback,running,multicast>metric 0 mtu 16384
            options=3 <rxcsum,txcsum>inet netmask 0xff000000
            inet6 ::1 prefixlen 128
            inet6 fe80::1%lo0 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x6
            nd6 options=3<performnud,accept_rtadv></performnud,accept_rtadv></rxcsum,txcsum></up,loopback,running,multicast>

    I'm still learning the BSD system, any help is welcome. Using the 2.0-BETA3 daily build dated Thu Jul 22 19:25:10 EDT 2010 - is IPv6 enabled in this kernel?

  • There is a rule setup by default in pfSense that blocks IPv6, but there is also an option to disable that rule, which you can use if you want to try testing IPv6 on it.  It is in System: Advanced.  The underlying system supports IPv6, but the pfSense web gui does not (yet), so you can't use it for configuring IPv6 addresses or rules.

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