Going dual-stack, how do apps behave and what to do as an operator (Was: Apple Airport Extreme IPv6 problems?)

Seth Mattinen sethm at rollernet.us
Wed Sep 19 16:08:27 UTC 2007

Adrian Chadd wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 19, 2007, Iljitsch van Beijnum wrote:
>> location would be enough. If I had some old 7200s lying around I'd  
>> use those, in locations where replacing drives isn't a huge deal a  
>> BSD box (Linux if you insist) would be a good choice because they  
>> give you a bigger CPU for your money.
> As someone who is building little compact flash and USB flash based
> BSD boxes for various tasks, I can quite happily say its entirely
> possible to build diskless based Linux/BSD routers which are upgraded
> about as easy as upgrading a Cisco router (ie, copy over new image,
> run "save-config" script, reboot.) Its been that way for quite some
> time.
> If there's interest I'll hack up a FreeBSD nanobsd image with ipv6
> support, a routing daemon (whatever people think is good enough)
> and whatever other stuff is "enough" to act as a 6to4 gateway.
> You too can build diskless core2duo software routers for USD $1k.

What about Soekris hardware? I don't have any personal experience with 
it, but it looks very appealing to build load balancers/routers out of, 
and quite inexpensive.


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