Consumer Grade - IPV6 Enabled Router Firewalls.

Matthew Moyle-Croft mmc at
Thu Dec 3 23:28:29 CST 2009

DHCPv6 PD is pretty crucial.  

I'd love to see the code in an ADSL box (hint hint hint DLINK).


Frank Bulk wrote:
> Give their emulator a try:
> Perhaps this is a dumb question, but without DHCPv6 IA_PD support, how are
> "other" large service providers rolling out IPv6 for their cable broadband,
> xDSL, BWA, and FTTH customers?  100% SLAAC?
> Frank
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jason.Weil at [mailto:Jason.Weil at] 
> Sent: Thursday, December 03, 2009 8:54 PM
> To: jbates at; newton at
> Cc: nanog at
> Subject: RE: Consumer Grade - IPV6 Enabled Router Firewalls.
> One of the better/only decent implementations I have run across in the
> retail world so far is the D-Link 615SW. Look for the IPv6_Ready Gold cert
> emblem (found this on an encap at Fry's and nobody in the department knew
> what IPv6 was) on the front of the box for easy recognition although there
> are other modems with RevC (think Rev_B works as well) firmware that don't
> have the label but work as well. The major feature missing is DHCPv6 IA_PD
> but you won't find this on any retail router that I am aware of today. What
> you will find though is WAN interface config via static, stateful or
> stateless DHCPv6 as well as stateful and stateless PPPoEv6. It even offers a
> DHCPv6 server for your LAN interfaces to boot.
> I am not sure if this product was built for the Japanese market and is now
> being released here to determine interest from the retail sector but it is
> useful for a trial lab or for testing at home. The major caveat of course is
> that all the IPv6 configs are done in Advanced Config mode and hence not
> designed for plug-and-play for your average home user.
> Jason
> ________________________________________
> From: Jack Bates [jbates at]
> Sent: Thursday, December 03, 2009 7:06 PM
> To: Mark Newton
> Cc: nanog at
> Subject: Re: Consumer Grade - IPV6 Enabled Router Firewalls.
> Mark Newton wrote:
>> The fact that someone got OpenWRT working in less than a week of spare
>> time makes it totally clear why the commercial vendors haven't done
>> anything:  They're just simply not interested, nothing more, nothing
>> less.
> I suspect they didn't use DHCPv6-PD with that OpenWRT. I've had issues
> with the dhcp client that comes with it in the past, though I've had an
> ubuntu box acting as a router with wide-dhcp doing -PD. It works okay,
> although the devs really should look at better support on the automatic
> address assignment model and support for PD issued from PD. Of course, I
> suspect there's just not enough interest in the linux dev community to
> bother.
> Finally, one of the home router firmware companies (which I believe
> linksys used when they didn't use linux) has had IPv6 support in their
> codebase for a year now. See nanog history. The manufacturers that use
> their code don't seem to have implemented the new IPv6 code.
> Jack (sick, so if it doesn't make sense, sorry)

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