Posts Tagged ‘IPv6’

The Journey to IPv6 – Part One – The Request

March 9, 2011

Hopefully this will be the first in a series of posts exploring the testing and implementation of IPv6 in the network I administer. My ultimate goal is to have our public facing web servers dual stack, and accessible by both IPv4 and IPv6.

For the moment, I have a request in to our ISP for a /56 block which should be actioned in the next couple of days.

Wish me luck!

Gentoo, WGET, and IPv6

February 15, 2011

Well, I may as well make use of my IPv6 Tunnel, but how to get Gentoo to prefer IPv6 where it exists?

My /etc/make.conf has lines for wget, but apparently they are out of date and have invalid escaping, leading to an error:

ValueError: No escaped character

Looking at a newer make.conf.example (hidden away in /usr/share/portage/config/make.conf.example) I see that the way file paths are written has changed. Merging the command to prefer IPv6 and the new format gives:

FETCHCOMMAND=”/usr/bin/wget –prefer-family=IPv6 -t 5 –passive-ftp -O \”\${DISTDIR}/\${FILE}\” \”\${URI}\””
RESUMECOMMAND=”/usr/bin/wget -c –prefer-family=IPv6 -t 5 –passive-ftp -O \”\${DISTDIR}/\${FILE}\” \”\${URI}\””

Which works like a charm….