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= pfSense with IPv4 and IPv6 =
I recently persuaded [http://www.pfsense.org/ pfSense] running on an ALIX based system with a Draytek Vigor 140 ADSL modem to connect up with IPv4 and IPv6 to AAISP. Here are some notes on how. Note that there are some minor faults with it but for the use case presented here it works fine and is due for release fairly soon. They have a Redmine bug tracker that you can follow and the forums are excellent for support. The developers are on the ball. There is a patch in there that a PFSense developer put in for me when my IPv6 default route wouldn't work, done the same day I posted - on my system.
= Hardware =
= Software =
At the time of writing (20 May 2012) you need a development snapshot from the 2.1 series. Make sure it is post the date of this write up.
= Addressing =
== pfSense ==
=== IPv4 ===
First off, get IPv4 sorted out. Follow one of the many guides out there. It can be tricky to work out which interface is which, so plug one in, configure it at the initial console based interface setup stage, give it an IP address from your LAN range and set the mask. Then try and ping it after putting another address from the range temporarily on a PC or whatever. If it doesn't work then move the LAN cable into another NIC and see if that works. Once LAN is sorted, fire up a browser and point it at the LAN address and carry on the configuration from there.
At this point you should be able to browse the internet and connect to the Vigor. The PPPoE interface should have the /32 address assigned to you by AAISP - check it in Status -> Interfaces.
=== IPv6 ===
= Notes =
Do not be tempted by the Widescreen package until it has been ported - it removes the web GUI IPv6 related stuff.


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