[TriLUG] Thoughts from the IPv6/OpenPGPG hack day
oddissyus at gmail.com
Sun Apr 15 15:32:56 EDT 2012
I attended the hack day too and had a great day!
I went there with four client devices (laptop, kindle, touchpad and an
android based cell phone) and a wireless router. My objective was to
configure the wireless router and have it serve ip6 to the four devices.
I fell short on objective primarily because the Netgear router that I
had was very old and was not part of supported devices by OpenWRT.
But, I have learned about the UART/JTAG interfacing with the router,
memory mapping and other related stuff. I got enough support, help
and instructions at the hack day that I hope to continue further.
Thanks to Kevin for the IP6 hack day, Bill for all the hardware hacking
help, SplatSpace for providing the space and of course all the folks who
brought wonderful variety of cookies. I look forward to next such event.
On Sun, Apr 15, 2012 at 10:16 AM, Jack Hill <jackhill at jackhill.us> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I had a great time working with people yesterday, so thanks to all
> those who came out. Especially Kevin for managing our test networks and
> Bill for providing leadership. Also thanks to SplatSpace for hosting
> us; it was neat to share a space with people working on textile
> projects, both for variety and for a Windows machine that could talk
> the HP tablet’s proprietary protocol.
> I accomplished two IPv6 tasks:
> The first was that I was able to get my laptop to connect to dual stack
> networks and v6 only networks. There were some catches though. I was
> using wicd with dhcpcd to configure my network. dhcpcd, however, only
> supports dhcpv4  so only worked on the dual stack networks where the
> v6 address was configured with stateless address autoconfig. In order
> to do dhcpv6 on the IPv6 only networks, I needed to use ISC’s dhclient.
> dhclient worked well when called directly, but wicd fails to get a
> lease (even on v4 only networks) when trying to use dhclient. I haven’t
> tracked this down yet; suggestions on how to get more information would
> be useful.
> The other thing that I was able to do was set up radvd on the tunnel
> endpoint at home, so I now have a dual-stack network with dhcpv4 for v4
> addresses and resolver information and stateless address autoconfig for
> v6 addresses. This works okay, but after a couple of hours I lose
> routes to the outside world from stateless address autoconfigured
> machines (the tunnel endpoint can still reach the outside world, and
> the autoconfigured machines can still reach the endpoint). Any ideas?
> The tasks that I did not get to included netbooting over IPv6, sending
> an RTSP stream over v6 multicast, and setting up a direct server return
> load balanced topology.
> We had about five people participate in the keysigning. We had one
> person create a new keypair. Before we are ready to have a larger
> event, we would like more feedback from people who are creating keys
> for the first time so that we know the common pitfalls and questions.
> If people are up to it, I look forward to hearing about other people’s
> experience at the hack day.
>  http://roy.marples.name/projects/dhcpcd/wiki/DhcpcdFeatures
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