Consumer Grade - IPV6 Enabled Router Firewalls.

Mark Newton newton at
Thu Dec 3 07:08:56 CST 2009

On 03/12/2009, at 22:46, "TJ" <trejrco at> wrote:

>> From: Mark Newton [mailto:newton at]
>> On 03/12/2009, at 9:51 AM, Dave Temkin wrote:
>>> You're correct, out of the box there aren't many.  The first  
>>> couple that
>>> come to mind are the Apple Airport Express and Airport Extreme,  
>>> but I
> don't
>>> believe Linksys/Netgear/etc. have support out of the box.
>> The Apple products do 6to4 out of the box, but don't support v6  
>> natively.
> FWIW - The (Cisco) Linksys 610N does (and perhaps others do?) the same
> amount of IPv6 the Airport Extreme does - 6to4, SLAAC - out of the  
> box, by
> default.  In fact, I am not sure you can turn it off ..

Yep -- which is worse than useless in the presence of a service  
provider that's already offering dual-stack service.

"Here! Have a v6 address. We'll even give you a moderately large  
prefix if you run a DHCPv6-PD client... Oh, what? You're going to  
ignore all that and use a 6to4 gateway and pessimize the v6 routing  
decisions we've made? And live in one /64 even though every man and  
his dog reckons service providers ought to be handing out /56's or / 
48's? Gee, glad we went to the effort..."

Sadly the easiest way for residential subscribers to get IPv6 on PPPoE  
in 2009 is to put their CPE into "bridge" mode and run the PPPoE  
client on a PC.

The vendors have really dropped the ball on this.

(glares at Cisco/Linksys)

    - mark

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