Feb 082012

It can take a wee while after getting “sage” to hit 1500. Lots of pretty mundane traceroute6-ing, ping-ing and such, but I stuck through it:

IPv6 Certification Badge for sjy2


Really I should have scripted something to chron submit the result entries when the command result was obviously valid, but by the time I had found a reliable list of valid ipv6 addrs that were alive and correctly reporting it was too late for me to bother… and besides I sort of enjoyed the daily catharsis of taking five minutes to submit.

I’d usually stretch it out for ten or fifteen minutes when he kids were being particularly narky… sorry Mrs Sjy2!

Of course it’s of no practical use to me; but Hurricane Electric‘s IPv6 certification certainly has raised ipv6 awareness, I’d say. Actually, I lied there… one tangible benefit was free dinner and cocktails aboard the USS Hornet. My eldest and I took a relative. We had a blast.

Jan 312012

Going to be changing ipv4 addresses a lot over the next little while, so I’ve decided to try a different v4-6 brokering arrangement. he.net’s tunnelbroker has been rock solid and I’ve been using it on and off since ’08, but I think it time to try something else.

The ideal would be a self-monitoring client that identifies local ipv4 changes here (kind like a dynDNS client might), and renegotiate an ipv6 endpoint to tunnel through based on that change. he.net’s configureation is a little more static than that, and there is no API that I can see that I can hook into to write that client myself. I sure as hell am not going the ‘scrape screens’ route for this.

First up is sixxxs. Looks like they have a client (AICCU) that might do the trick. Here goes.

A lot of the below is lifted from https://www.sixxs.net/wiki/Aiccu/Installation No apologies from me for that. Just wanted it in a concise space for future reference.

$ tar -zxf aiccu_current.tar.gz
$ cd aiccu
$ make clean
$ make
$ sudo make install
$ chmod 600 /etc/aiccu.conf
$ cd /usr/sbin
$ sudo aiccu start
$ ifconfig -a


gif0: flags=8051 mtu 1280 tunnel inet --> inet6 fe80::222:41ff:fe35:cf82%gif0 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x2 inet6 2001:4830:1100:1c8::2 --> 2001:4830:1100:1c8::1 prefixlen 128