WAN IPv6 incorrect gateway (has fe80:: instead of 2001::)



  • Hello everyone:

    On my pfSense firewall, I have my modem hooked up to the WAN interface, and I have IPv6 support, but there's a problem when I try to ping ipv6.google.com from my laptop and doesn't get Google's IPv6 Address:

    
    ben@ben-K54C:~$ ping6 -c 3 ipv6.google.com
    PING ipv6.google.com(ord08s08-in-x05.1e100.net) 56 data bytes
    64 bytes from ord08s08-in-x05.1e100.net: icmp_seq=1 ttl=55 time=19.3 ms
    64 bytes from ord08s08-in-x05.1e100.net: icmp_seq=2 ttl=55 time=18.6 ms
    64 bytes from ord08s08-in-x05.1e100.net: icmp_seq=3 ttl=55 time=21.3 ms
    
    --- ipv6.google.com ping statistics ---
    3 packets transmitted, 3 received, 0% packet loss, time 2002ms
    rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 18.626/19.762/21.310/1.133 ms
    
    

    From the pfSense box itself, here are the results:

    
    [2.1-RELEASE][root@pfsense.localdomain]/root(1): ping6 ipv6.google.com
    PING6(56=40+8+8 bytes) 2001:558:6007:9d:19cf:4b94:4126:6ea8 --> 2607:f8b0:4001:c02::8b
    16 bytes from 2607:f8b0:4001:c02::8b, icmp_seq=0 hlim=53 time=40.073 ms
    16 bytes from 2607:f8b0:4001:c02::8b, icmp_seq=1 hlim=53 time=42.006 ms
    16 bytes from 2607:f8b0:4001:c02::8b, icmp_seq=2 hlim=53 time=39.448 ms
    ^C
    --- ipv6.l.google.com ping6 statistics ---
    3 packets transmitted, 3 packets received, 0.0% packet loss
    round-trip min/avg/max/std-dev = 39.448/40.509/42.006/1.089 ms
    
    

    Attached is the DHCP6 gateway on my WAN connection (circled).

    Is there a way I can get an IPv6 DNS address for my LAN connection?



  • Your gateway is correct.  IPv6 next-hop routing is to the link local, not the global.  You really don't need any 2001: address at all for it to work.

    1e100.net is Google.

    I don't see anything wrong here.




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