Telecom Italia ADSL and IPv6

by Michele Baldessari

Surprisingly enough (to me at least), I discovered that my ISP actually does support IPv6. You simply need to configure your PPP connection with the following:

  • Username:
  • Password: IPV6@alice6

On my Debian-based Soekris firewall I use shorewall to manage the filtering rules. Eth4 is the internal ADSL modem and eth0 is the internal network. In order to distribute IPv6 to my home network I added the following to /etc/ppp/ipv6-up.d/dsl-provider (nb: it needs the ndisc6 package) :

# Get the /64 network we've been assigned
prefix=$(rdisc6 -1 -q ppp0)
# External interface gets $prefix::1
ip1=$(echo $prefix | sed 's/::\/64/::1\/128/')
ip -6 addr add ${ip1} dev ppp0
# Internal eth0 interface gets $prefix:ffff:ffff:ffff:fffe
ip2=$(echo $prefix | sed 's/::\/64/:ffff:ffff:ffff:fffe\/64/')
ip -6 addr flush scope global dev eth0
ip -6 addr add ${ip2} dev eth0

ip -6 r a default dev ppp0

# Customize and then restart radvd
cat > /etc/radvd.conf <<EOF
interface eth0 {
        AdvSendAdvert on;
        prefix $ip2 {
                AdvOnLink on;
                AdvAutonomous on;
                AdvRouterAddr on;

/etc/init.d/radvd restart