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Re: Going dual-stack, how do apps behave and what to do as an operator (Was: Apple Airport Extreme IPv6 problems?)

  • From: Seth Mattinen
  • Date: Wed Sep 19 12:14:23 2007

Adrian Chadd wrote:
On Wed, Sep 19, 2007, Iljitsch van Beijnum wrote:

location would be enough. If I had some old 7200s lying around I'd use those, in locations where replacing drives isn't a huge deal a BSD box (Linux if you insist) would be a good choice because they give you a bigger CPU for your money.

As someone who is building little compact flash and USB flash based BSD boxes for various tasks, I can quite happily say its entirely possible to build diskless based Linux/BSD routers which are upgraded about as easy as upgrading a Cisco router (ie, copy over new image, run "save-config" script, reboot.) Its been that way for quite some time.

If there's interest I'll hack up a FreeBSD nanobsd image with ipv6
support, a routing daemon (whatever people think is good enough)
and whatever other stuff is "enough" to act as a 6to4 gateway.
You too can build diskless core2duo software routers for USD $1k.

What about Soekris hardware? I don't have any personal experience with it, but it looks very appealing to build load balancers/routers out of, and quite inexpensive.