World IPv6 day

Today is world IPv6 day. So come on you all and make your things IPv6 aware and working. If Google can do it, you surely can as well ;-).

This site is available through IPv6 a long time already and can be reached at


Join, and that’s an order!


Received my IPv6 T-shirt

I cleared the Hurricane Electric Sage test way back in August. When you do clear this test, the HE people promise to send you a nice nerdy IPv6 T-shirt. It did take them some time, but today it arrived.

Thanks guys. IPv6 Certification Badge for tonk

IPv6 and in the IPv6 Hall of Fame

Today I checked my IPv6 connectivity in the [IPv6 test]{} and this resulted in

![IPv6 Check for](/images/pa1ton_hall.png)

and as a result both domains are now in the “Hall of Fame”

Nothing really special, but nice to have.


My first IPv6 webside visitor

Last night I had my first genuine visitor with IPv6. It seems it’s a webcrawler from the Erlangen University in Germany. The IPv6 address is 2001:638:a00:4f::83bc:4e1e and this results in ; <<>> DiG 9.7.1-P2 <<>> -x 2001:638:a00:4f::83bc:4e1e ;; global options: +cmd ;; Got answer: ;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 33203 ;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 1, AUTHORITY: 2, ADDITIONAL: 0 ;; QUESTION SECTION: ; IN PTR ;; ANSWER SECTION: e. [Read More]

Stupid web user

As blogged before I had my first IPv6 visitor, but of course the first IPv6 type that tried to enter my network could not be far of. Yep and there he/she is. It’s IP address 2002:4e6d:8112::1 and that does not resolve to something useful, yet, because it’s a 6to4 network address. Recalculating to an IPv4 address this gives me: and digging that results in ; <<>> DiG 9.6.0-APPLE-P2 <<>> -x 78. [Read More]

Also known as pa1ton

I’ve been running this blog for some time now and for the IPv6 certificate I needed this site to be IPv6 capable. Therefore I had to run my own nameserver and stuff like that and so I decided that it would be nice if you could reach me at as well.

Well, you can. Just click here.

Some URL’s need some tweaking, but the first hurdles have been taken.


IPv6 certification level 'Sage' reached

It took me some time and some tweaking of nameservers, webservers and mailservers, but I finally got it. I got the Hurricane Electric IPv6 Certification nailed for the “Sage” level. This is the highest level, so only a simple test to go and a daily submission of some logs for maximum points. the maximum points you can get is 1500, so I’m well on my way. As an extra HE gives you a nice, nerdy T-Shirt, stating that you are an IPv6 guru. [Read More]

Deploying IPv6

It took me some time, but now I have it up and running. My home network runs IPv6 and my server can be reached on an IPv6 address. Unfortunately I don’t have a native IPv6 address and my provider (UPC/Chello) will not supply one. So I had to use a tunnel broker. After experimenting a bit I got stuck on the Tunnel Broker of Hurricane Electric. My m0n0wall firewall supports the Tunnelbroker IPv6/IPv4 tunnels and after configuring some firewall rules everything is up and running. [Read More]