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NetDog
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reply to Mike Wolf

Re: [IPv6] Comcast IPv6 Address Assignment/Delegation

said by Mike Wolf:

How do I know if my Linksys router supports these different things? Is there a way for Comcast to check?

Ok back to a dialogue???

Tell you the truth I only know two routers that support the a smaller prefix hint. Cisco IOS and a Cisco RV042G, other then that I have not tried other devices. But if you request a smaller prefix the DHCP server will grant to your device but depending on the CMTS your on will depend on if your route will get injected. It is safe at this time to just stick with the /64.

I will post when it is safe to request a smaller prefix.


Mike Wolf

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Not sure what you mean by "back to a dialogue"
Anyway if you guys wanna do some testing on the IPv6 stuff, your're welcome to use me as a test subject What would requesting a smaller prefix entail, what would I gain, and what would I lose?



NetFixer
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said by Mike Wolf:

What would requesting a smaller prefix entail, what would I gain, and what would I lose?

It would entail having a router that was capable of maintaining multiple VLANS/LAN subnets, and the ability to be configured to request a PD other than the standard /64 from Comcast.

What you might gain is the ability to have multiple /64 IPv6 networks behind your router (how you would use them is up to you).

What you might lose is your internet connection if your router somehow got a /60 from Comcast and didn't know how to handle it.
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Mike Wolf

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The whole internet connection would be lost? You mean even the IPv4 internet?



graysonf
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reply to NetFixer

Any suggestion for values to try on a router that supports multiple LAN interfaces?

IPv6 Prefix Delegation:

Site-Level Aggregator ID: ?
ISP Prefix Length: /?

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reply to graysonf

Re: [IPv6] Comcast IPv6 Address Assignment/Delegation

said by graysonf:

Any suggestion for values to try on a router that supports multiple LAN interfaces?

IPv6 Prefix Delegation:

Site-Level Aggregator ID: ?
ISP Prefix Length: /?

Sorry, but the only router I have that supported getting a /60 (for a while) was my D-Link DIR655, and I don't have access to the low level configuration in that router (my only choice in its html menu is to either enable/disable DHCP-PD).




When I was getting a /60 from Comcast the config above was also being used, and a secondary router behind the DIR655 was able to get its own /64 IPv6 subnet. I have no idea why I no longer get a /60 from Comcast.

The screen shot below shows what I would get from Comcast when the /60 was working:




The DIR655 would get an IPv6 Network assignment of 2601:5:c80:90::/60, and its LAN would get the IPv6 assignment 2601:5:c80:91::/64. Unfortunately I did not get a screen capture of the secondary router's assignment, but as I recall it was 2601:5:c80:92::/64.

Now that I only get a /64 assignment, I get the same 2601:5:c80:90::/64 for both the Network and LAN.




My secondary (guest network) router is now connected directly (well, actually through a switch), to the modem and it still gets its own /64 assignment (it's just not a subnet of the DIR655's former /60 network).

One interesting thing is that just before I stopped getting the /60 assignment, Comcast changed the Network PD IP address from 2601:5:c80:90::/60 to 2601:5:c80:b0::/60. The next change was to eliminate the /60 assignment (but I went back to the 2601:5:c80:90: subnet again).




I guess that the point of this TLDR reply is to point out that Comcast's IPv6 implementation for dynamic IP address customers is still in flux (and may possibly stay that way), so even if you get something to work today, don't count on it to be working the same way tomorrow. If/when Comcast finally gets IPv6 for static IP business class customers working, I may go back to paying for static IP addresses again.
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reply to graysonf

said by graysonf:

Site-Level Aggregator ID: ?

Whatever you want, but when added to the prefix length the number of bits in it must be less than or equal to 64. I.e. if your prefix length is /64 then this must be 0. If your prefix length is /60 then it must be between 0 and 15 inclusive (0-15 = a 4-bit number. 4 + 60 = 64). This number is added to your prefix to get the subnet for that interface.

said by graysonf:

ISP Prefix Length: /?

The size of the prefix you're requesting from the ISP. Eventually Comcast will support /60-/64 inclusive, but for now only /64 works reliably.

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