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Re: Rogers IPv6 Status

@RogersTony: Tried that a few times, the business support people were of no use.

 

It took a substantial effort to get through to someone who understands networking, never mind this particular problem, and then I got the impression they were as frustrated as I am with the Rogers lack of intention to provide a modern service.

 

This is getting particularly frustrating as COVID-19 forces me to work with multiple clients from home, stuffing all of my VPN and external connections through ports on my static IPv4.   TCP/IP ports were not intended as a sub-netting mechanism, and the backflips I need to do in the firewall and router configuration are a meltdown waiting to happen.

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Re: Rogers IPv6 Status

As for IPv4 DHCP, I find my IP address changes so seldom, it's virtually static.  However, the host name, based on modem and firewall MAC addresses, does not change unless you change hardware.  So, if you have your own DNS server, you can create an alias that points to the MAC based host name.  On IPv6, my prefix also doesn't change, but my firewall (pfSense) has a setting that prevents releasing the prefix.

 

As for poor support, I am also well aware of that.  In early 2019 I had an IPv6 problem and found I had to teach both tier 2 support and a senior tech the finer details about how IPv6 worked on Rogers.  Further, even though I was able to demonstrate to tier 2 that the problem was within Rogers, the network support people refused to work on the problem because I had my own firewall/router, even though my next door neighbour had the same problem with only the Hitron modem and a single computer.  With Wireshark, I was able to identify the failing system, by name, at the Rogers head end on Wolfedale in Mississauga.  A senior tech brought his won modem and experienced the same problem.  He then took his modem & computer to the head end and tried with 4 different CMTS and found it only failed with the one I was connected to and had identified.  It was only after this that the network guys got off their butts and did something.  Also, over the 3 months it took to get this resolved, I was communicating with the Office of the President and even when they got involved, the network guys still refused to do anything.  So, the tier 2 and senior tech guys did their job, but the network guys failed miserably.

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Re: Rogers IPv6 Status

Hi, I am having trouble finding a working configuration for Edgerouter. The following are what I found in Ubiquiti Community Forums. Can anyone confirm if this is correct? eth0 is connecting to WAN and eth2.2 is the VLAN.

interfaces {

  ethernet eth0 {

    address dhcp

    description IPv6-Internet

    dhcpv6-pd {

      no-dns

      pd 0 {

        interface eth2.2 {

          host-address ::1

          no-dns

          service slaac

        }

        prefix-length 64

      }

      rapid-commit enable

    }

    duplex auto

    ipv6 {

      dup-addr-detect-transmits 1

      router-advert {

        cur-hop-limit 64

        link-mtu 0

        managed-flag true

        max-interval 600

        other-config-flag false

        prefix ::/64 {

          autonomous-flag true

          on-link-flag true

          valid-lifetime 2592000

        }

        reachable-time 0

        retrans-timer 0

        send-advert true

      }

    }

    speed auto

  }

}

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Re: Rogers IPv6 Status

I'm not familiar with that equipment, but I see you have 2 prefix length lines.  I assume 1 is for the WAN and the other for the LAN.  You can change the WAN line to 56, which will give you up to 256 /64s for your LAN.

 

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Re: Rogers IPv6 Status


@JKnott wrote:

You can change the WAN line to 56, which will give you up to 256 /64s for your LAN.


Sure, but unless you have multiple LAN segments or multiple VLANs on your internal network, why waste the address space?  Or, just request a /60 prefix delegation if that is all that you need.  Even with the default /64 PD, you still get more address space for your home network than the entire IPv4 Internet combined.



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Waste?  A measly /56?  There are enough IPv6 addresses to give every single person on earth over 4000 /48s!  And that's with just over 1/8th of the IPv6 addresses space assigned to anything.  I currently use 4 of my /64s.  I have the main LAN, guest WiFi, test LAN and VPN.

 

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Re: Rogers IPv6 Status

@JKnott  What can I say.  I go all the way back to the days when you could still get a Class A IP network address if you were a big-enough organization, Class B addresses were readily available, and we were still downloading HOSTS.TXT from SRI-NIC because DNS and BIND did not yet exist.  🙂

 

32 bits was more than enough address space back then, and very few at the time believed that this would (or even could) ever be exhausted.  I try not to waste address space as a matter of principle.



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I also recall those days, when I had a static IP over SLIP.  Back in the late 90's, when I was at IBM, they had the entire 9.0.0.0 /8 block and I had 5 static addresses, one for my own computer and 4 for testing in my work.  With the vast address space in IPv6, we no longer worry about saving addresses.  For example, on this computer I normally have 17 IPv6 addresses, 1 link local, 8 global (1 MAC based & 7 privacy) and 8 unique local.