IPv6 monitor IP



  • I have a PPPoE link to my ISP.  The gateway "WAN_DHCP6" shows as fe80::203:97ff:fe1a:0 which I think is truncated from  fe80::203:97ff:fe1a:0%pppoe0 which is what shows as my IPv6 default gateway.  The gateway monitoring is showing it as down but the link works so I assume that the gateway is not responding to ICMP.

    Fine, so I need to monitor another IP address to show the gateway as up.  I tried putting in a Google public DNS server's IPv6 address into "Monitor IP" but got an error:

    The following input errors were detected:
    
    The monitor address '2001:4860:4860::8888' is a different Address Family then gateway 'dynamic'.
    
    

    How can I get the system to monitor the IPv6 link?

    Cheers
    Jon

    PS Typo in the error: s/then/than/


  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    Are you on a current snapshot? I thought that was a bug that was fixed not too long ago.



  • @jimp:

    Are you on a current snapshot? I thought that was a bug that was fixed not too long ago.

    I think the bug you refer to was actually fixed on my home PF by databeestje but that was for a complete lack of IPv6 default gateway.  Now I have the problem specified above!

    To be honest I wasn't that bothered and waited for a few snapshots to see if the problem was more widespread.  I am a day or two behind at the moment:

    Current version: 2.1-DEVELOPMENT
           Built On: Sun May 27 05:31:49 EDT 2012
        New version: Tue May 29 18:05:11 EDT 2012
    

    … but I have to wait until the wife isn't wanting to use it and I have enough time to fix any fall out from an update P)

    Cheers
    Jon



  • I'll try and verify that issue later. Strange though, thought I fixed it.

    Also, since the interface is up it shouldn't read dynamic, but return the gateway address, which is IPv6, and succeed.

    I think I need to verify this check once more on the gateway edit page.

    I see quite a few cases where upstream routers are not responding to ping. Which is really broken. I can't see how that is supposed to happen.

    You know it's your customer and not some traffic from the internet, why block?



  • my isp blocked ping for a loooong time they said it was for my protection might be nice if there was an alternative to ping had a dual wan router that used http traffic flow and i believe packet flow as a mean to verify connection where pin was blocked unfortunately not all network admins are good



  • I've committed some fixes, try it now



  • @databeestje:

    I've committed some fixes, try it now

    Off on hols for a while.  Will try when I get back.  Daren't break a running system otherwise the house sitter won't be able to get internet access and I wont be able to stream BBC iPlayer 8)

    Cheers
    Jon



  • @gerdesj:

    @databeestje:

    I've committed some fixes, try it now

    Off on hols for a while.  Will try when I get back.  Daren't break a running system otherwise the house sitter won't be able to get internet access and I wont be able to stream BBC iPlayer 8)

    Cheers
    Jon

    Updated to current snapshot. Working nicely.

    Thank you.

    Cheers
    Jon


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