[Openswan Users] IPv6 status

Michael H. Warfield mhw at WittsEnd.com
Tue Mar 9 18:46:06 EST 2010

On Tue, 2010-03-09 at 23:37 +0000, Jason White wrote: 
> Jason White  <jason at jasonjgw.net> wrote:

> >An example of desired usage would be to encrypt all traffic destined to an
> >IPv6 subnet, where the gateway belongs to the same subnet, e.g., the subnet is
> >a /64 and the gateway is xxxx:xxx:xxxx::1

> Following up to my own post, I managed to make this work without any
> difficulties, with OpenSwan at both ends.

> Specifying %defaultroute in any of the parameters gave an error stating that
> the wrong address family was being used. For now, my only solution is to
> specify the left/right and leftnexthop/rightnexthop parameters explicitly as
> IPv6 addresses. This will become problematic later with my laptop, for
> instance, which has different IPv6 addresses depending on whether it's at home
> on my native IPv6 network or elsewhere, connected via an IPv6 over IPv4
> tunnel.

That could get even more confusing with Linux routers where they are not
honoring the "default route" (::/0) if IPv6 forwarding is enabled.
That's intended to block things like site locals and link local
addresses and what not.  Routers invariable add a route 2000::/3 for the
real default route which only routes the global unicast addresses.

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