OpenBSD Journal

Using OpenBSD in a IPv6 Test Lab

Contributed by dwc on from the backman2.0 dept.

Will Backman (of bsdtalk fame) writes:

With IPv6 enabled by default on all new operating systems, a colleague and I set out to learn a few things about this now ubiquitous protocol. We wanted to see how many of our network analysis tools and tricks are still useful, and we hoped to discover new tools to add to our arsenal.

Our test lab was comprised of a hub, two XP laptops, two Vista desktops, and an OpenBSD 4.1 laptop to act as a router. We posted the MAC address on each computer to help identify the machines, printed out an IPv6 PDF cheat sheet, and kept a copy of "Running IPv6" by Iljitsch van Beijnum handy...

Full Story on Will's Site

(Comments are closed)

  1. By Venture37 (venture37) venture37<A> on

    Good stuff! :)

  2. By Anonymous Coward ( on

    Hey, it's been 5 whole days! Where's Phase Two? ;)

  3. By Anonymous Coward ( on

    nothing more? mmhh.. it seems a fake test to cover a conspiracy ;D

  4. By sthen ( on

    > We posted the MAC address on each computer to help identify the machines

    no need; ping6 -w ff02::1%interface


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