Ipv6 address via dhcp however not able to ping

  • Hello,

    I am new to ipv6, when I checked my status page I saw that my WAN interface had an ipv6 address. This led me to think about enabling it behind the router.

    I however cannot seem to get it to work on the router itself.

    ifconfig -a
    bge0: flags=8843 <up,broadcast,running,simplex,multicast>metric 0 mtu 1500	
    	inet6 fe80::215:c5ff:xxxx:xxxx%bge0 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x1 
    	inet6 2605:6000:6681:403:215:c5ff:xxxx:xxxx prefixlen 64 autoconf 
    	inet6 2605:6000:6681:402:215:c5ff:xxxx:xxxx prefixlen 64 autoconf 
    	inet6 2605:6000:6681:401:215:c5ff:xxxx:xxxx prefixlen 64 autoconf 
    	nd6 options=3 <performnud,accept_rtadv></performnud,accept_rtadv></up,broadcast,running,simplex,multicast> 
    [2.1-RELEASE][root@pfsense]/root(50): dig +short ipv6.google.com aaaa
    [2.1-RELEASE][root@pfsense]/root(51): ping6 ipv6.l.google.com
    PING6(56=40+8+8 bytes) 2605:6000:6681:403:215:c5ff:xxxx:xxxx --> 2607:f8b0:4000:809::1010
    --- ipv6.l.google.com ping6 statistics ---
    9 packets transmitted, 0 packets received, 100.0% packet loss

    I tried to make sure it wasn't a routing issue

    Destination                       Gateway                       Flags      Netif Expire
    default                           fe80::213:5fff:xxxx:xxxx%bge0 UGS        bge0
    [2.1-RELEASE][root@pfsense]/root(69): route add -inet6 2607:f8b0:4000:809::1013 -interface bge0 
    add host 2607:f8b0:4000:809::1013: gateway bge0
    [2.1-RELEASE][root@pfsense]/root(70): ping6 2607:f8b0:4000:809::1013
    PING6(56=40+8+8 bytes) 2605:6000:6681:401:215:c5ff:xxxx:xxxx --> 2607:f8b0:4000:809::1013
    --- 2607:f8b0:4000:809::1013 ping6 statistics ---
    8 packets transmitted, 0 packets received, 100.0% packet loss

    When I ping my monitor I can see a response:

    ping6 fe80::213:5fff:fe06:3ed9
    PING6(56=40+8+8 bytes) fe80::215:c5ff:xxxx:xxxx%bge0 --> fe80::213:5fff:fe06:3ed9
    16 bytes from fe80::213:5fff:fe06:3ed9%bge0, icmp_seq=0 hlim=64 time=6.869 ms
    16 bytes from fe80::213:5fff:fe06:3ed9%bge0, icmp_seq=1 hlim=64 time=6.021 ms

    Any ideas?

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