IPv6 Connectivity

CSG provides native IPv6 connectivity to all IFI members which are physically connected to the VLANs 155 and 156. Find below the most important information in order to get access to the IPv6 network.

Enabling IPv6

  • In Windows XP:
    C:\>ipv6 install
  • In Linux (if IPv6 is compiled as a kernel module):
    $ modprobe ipv6

Configuring IPv6

By default, your interface should be automatically configured with an IPv6 address and default gateway based on the prefix received from a router advertisement:

  • VLAN 155
    <not available yet>
  • VLAN 156
    Prefix: 2001:620:10:10c1::/64
    Gateway: fe80::217:eff:fe87:e5e4

Testing IPv6

You should now be able to test your IPv6 connection with traceroute:

  • Windows XP
  • C:\>tracert6 2001:620:0:fff5::1
    Tracing route to swiZH2-10GE-1-4.switch.ch [2001:620:0:fff5::1]
    from 2001:620:10:10c1:9d7b:2b7:e3e9:5f14 over a maximum of 30 hops:
     1 <1 ms <1 ms <1 ms 2001:620:10:10c1::1
     2 <1 ms <1 ms <1 ms 2001:620:10:ffff::1
     3 <1 ms <1 ms <1 ms swiZH2-10GE-1-4.switch.ch [2001:620:0:fff5::1]
  • Linux
    $ traceroute6 2001:620:0:fff5::1
    traceroute to 2001:620:0:fff5::1 (2001:620:0:fff5::1) 
    from 2001:620:10:10c1:9d7b:2b7:e3e9:5f14, 30 hops max, 16 byte packets
     1 2001:620:10:10c1::1 (2001:620:10:10c1::1) 0.522 ms 0.497 ms 0.556 ms
     2 2001:620:10:ffff::1 (2001:620:10:ffff::1) 0.312 ms 0.239 ms 0.228 ms
     3 swiZH2-10GE-1-4.switch.ch (2001:620:0:fff5::1) 0.42 ms 0.3 ms 0.296 ms

Request your own IPv6 Subnet

If you need a whole IPv6 subnet (e.g. for research purposes) please contact Andrei Vancea.