So you’ve probably wondered why i went from posting 3 times a day to not posting at all. I’ve been pretty busy recently with exams, jobs, personal-issues and so on. Few bits of news regarding the project. I’ve moved house, therefor am going to migrate everything thats using UKERNA over to HE.NET purely as they seem to be much more stable, and I can use 6over4 🙂 Also i am working on something you are all gonna like, just gimme time and i’ll have it sorted 🙂 need to buy a more powerful server first heh 🙂
For now peace! and stay tuned for whats coming next 🙂
ETA: 2 weeks
Hey everyone, i moved everything from where it was about 5 miles down the road, slight change in ipv4 addressing, (1 digit) but ipv6 addressing stays the same, let me know if any services are not working correctly 🙂 peace x
If any of you have been recently experiencing connectivity issues with the site or problems with zones generated using the zone builder, these bugs have been now rectified.
The zone builder was not specifying a $TTL correctly, Also as all of my zones are generated here, my bind9 stopped working properly. All fixed now, sorry for any inconvenience caused 🙂
Setting up IPV6 connectivity may at first seem daunting and complicated, and yes… it is, but i’m gonna make it really easy for you, i’m not going to assume you understand IPV6 and i’m not going to try and teach you, thats for you to research yourself, however in this guide im going to document the easiest way to setup IPV6 connectivity, whether you’re behind a NAT / router or directly connected to the Internet. In future tutorials I will go into more detail including router / subnet configuration, the 6in4 method and much more!
- Setting up an IPV6 Tunnel behind a NAT / Router (using TSP)
- Sign-Up to a tunnel broker that supports TSP here is a list however i recommend go6.net
- Download the latest tsp/gateway6 client utility from here (windows) or here (linux / bsd)
- Install the Gateway6 client, or build it if your on linux / bsd (i won’t document this here as its pretty straight-forward)
- Now choose one of the following depending on what system you use:
Setting up basic IPV6 connectivity is as simple as that with TSP, in future tutorials I will write how-to’s on how to setup a router configuration, the 6in4 method which has less overheads but doesn’t support NAT traversal, and OpenWRT Configuration! Enjoy!
Hey guys, another update tonight! Thanks to a LOT of help from rewt in #ipv6 on efnet, i’ve managed to eleminate most bugs from the zone builder, if you had problems before, try it again and it should be fine. Im also thinking about creating a hosted dns solution, leave your thoughts in the comments 🙂 until then, check out the new and improved IPV6 Reverse Zone Builder
Hey everyone, i’ve updated the IPV6 Looking Glass now, it will respond with live results, therefor completely eliminating any lag/timeout issues 🙂 hope you all enjoy the new improved version, stay tuned for whats coming next 😉
Hey guys, you may have noticed yesterday from around 16:43 BST to 21:18 BST today, the site was inaccessible using IPV6, this also affected the IRCD, however other services remained normal with secondary IPV6 connectivity. In future the outtages will be less, and in this case, were the fault of UKERNA and not myself :). Well everything is back to normal now, so enjoy!
If you want all of your storage in one centralised place, that is accessible using just about any protocol out there, then you’ll need Network Accessible Storage (NAS), This can be often very expensive, upwards of £1,000, however you should firstly try FreeNAS, its a project based upon FreeBSD which provides a very comprehensive NAS environment supporting all common protocols including iSCSI, so you can even set Vmware to boot from hard disks stored on your FreeNAS! The whole thing is a bare-metal installer, and runs on any hardware manufactured within the past 10 years or so! Although for iSCSI you’ll need a minimum of 256mb Memory. So try it out, tell me what you think. Personally… I LOVE IT!, I’ll be posting a tutorial on getting VMware to use an iSCSI target defined with FreeNAS Later! Until then grab FreeNAS here P.S. it supports IPV6 =)
My FreeNAS Server
Two services launched in 1 Day! Here I bring you something I did on impulse after many people seem to be struggling to setup IPV6 reverse zones, i’ve put together a simple zone building script which will generate all the information you need for BIND automatically! At the moment it only supports /64’s and is a bit error prone, but i think it will suffice. Soon I will perfect it and offer zone hosting services here for people. Until then you can check it out here and setup your reverse zone!
As part of the services i’m trying to offer the IPV6 community, i’ve launched a Looking Glass in the BETA stage, this allows users to check their ipv6 connectivity using ping6 traceroute and check their reverse DNS records using the PTR function. I hope it’s useful to you all, please be patient with some of the functions such as traceroute as they can be slow, i’ll move it all over to an AJAX based model soon, but for now enjoy testing your connectivity! You can view the live working version here