Belgacom & IPv6

After using a SixXS tunnel for years, my ISP (Belgacom) finally started to deploy native IPv6 some months ago.
Of course we were happy there was finally native IPv6 support, but unfortunately it was only available for people with a new BBOX3 modem.

But after months, we finally got hold of a BBOX3 modem some days ago.

On my BBOX3 I connect my Linksys E3000 router which does all the routing & WiFi.
The E3000 also does the PPPoE connection so we have a public IP on our own router.

Now IPv6 isn’t activated directly when you connect a BBOX3 modem to it.
The provisioning at Belgacom activates it somewhere at a random time if it notices there is a BBOX3 connected.
But I got lucky, and IPv6 was activated after like 24 hours.

My E3000 router runs Tomato Toastman, and is configured the following way:
: “DHCPv6 with Prefix Delegation”
: 56
Static IPv6 DNS: Not Available. This was confirmed by Eva on Twitter the 8 aug (“Momenteel zijn deze er nog niet. Je kan eventueel de IPv6 DNS’en van Google gebruiken. Mvg, Eva”).

These settings will give you a public IPv6 IP address and then a /56 subnet for assigning IP’s to the clients in the LAN network.
There are more then enough IP’s for everybody :)

Tomato also starts handing out IP’s from the first /64 range in the /56 subnet.
So all my clients in my LAN had a public IPv6 address.

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