IPv6 local endpoint for first tunnel (1.2)

Now we can start to configure our local part of the tunnel. I want to keep each service as much as possible seperated from the underlying hardware. So I will use a virtual machine to handle my part of the tunnel. Thus I can easily control all traffic through the tunnel and get a dedicated firewall for free.
There are lots of information available in the net, so I don’t explain how to create a new Xen guest domain. The new instance is a Debian Wheezy system
with just 128MB RAM and 4GB disk space.

Afterwards you just need to install the Debian package \it aiccu, enter SixXS-Userid and Password and choose the default tunnel you want to use. In case of problems please have a look in the SixXS FAQ. Most likely your firewall has to be configured accordingly. More aiccu configuration can be done via /etc/aiccu.conf

After starting aiccu, the tunnel will be active and hopefully never terminate.

IPv6 tunnel from SixXS (1.1)

It is very easy to create a SixXS tunnel. First you have to register on the SixXS website. After having done so, you will get some credits. Depending on the number of credits you have, you can apply for tunnels, further subnets routed to your tunnel, DNS server entries and so on.

You can obtain new credits by keeping your tunnel active for some time. Every two weeks you will be given five credits. So all you need to work with SixXS is patience.

The first step after registration is to apply for a tunnel. SixXS won’t manage tunnels by itself but delegates this task to one PoP. You should choose the nearest one (network wise) for you tunnel and give a short explanation about how you want to use it. After some time you will get an email that everything is configured.


After playing around with IPv6 just for fun, I think it is time to really reconfigure the whole network now.

1) As I don’t have native IPv6 access yet, I need a tunnel broker to connect my hosts to the IPv6 network.
According to Wikipedia there are only two of them who have PoPs in Europe:

  • SixXS
  • Hurricane Electric

In order to make things a bit more complicated, I want to connect two sites together with some external servers.
Further all IPv4 stuff needs to work as well, so I need a dual stack solution.

The following is a list of problems that I am trying to solve step by step.

1.1) tunnel one from SixXS
1.2) local tunnel endpoint one
1.3) routable subnet one from SixXS
1.4) tunnel two from SixXS
1.5) local tunnel endpoint two
1.6) routable subnet two from SixXS

1.11) tunnel one from Huricane Electric
1.12) local tunnel endpoint one
1.13) routable subnet one from Hurricane Electric
1.14) tunnel two from Huricane Electric
1.15) local tunnel endpoint two
1.16) routable subnet two from Hurricane Electric

1.20) check IPv6 availability for external server at Hetzner
1.21) check IPv6 availability for external server at Strato
1.22) check IPv6 availability for external server at Server4You

2) configure external server
2.1) configure connectivity for external server at Hetzner
2.2) configure connectivity for external server at Strato
2.3) configure connectivity for external server at Server4You

3) configure services
3.1) bind
3.2) DNS resolving
3.3) apache
3.4) exim4
3.3) inn2
3.6) ssh
3.7) nagios
3.8) nfs
3.9) openafs
3.10) xen
3.11) ftp
3.11) openvpn

4) configure home network
4.1) automatic configuration for all hosts
4.2) dynamic default route
4.3) manually routing of special networks
4.4) configure services from list in 3)

Let’s start the journey …