IPv6: Test your connectivity on a remote computer via your browser

While test-ipv6.com and ipv6-test.com are great sites for testing IPv6 connectivity on your personal computer, they rely heavily on javascript code in their tests and therefore cannot be used with w3m.

This limitation is quite annoying for testing out IPv6 on your(s) server(s) while enabling IPv6 is at least as important as on any other computer.

Besides ping6, traceroute6 or other basic network tools, there is a way to effectively test IPv6 on a remote computer/server with SSH access enabled. Simply use a socks proxy, by using this command on your personal computer (not the server!):

$ ssh -ND 1080 login@server

-N Do not execute a remote command.
-D Specifies a local “dynamic” application-level port forwarding.

No remote shell session will be open since only traffic forwarding is required here. Now, edit your browser’s proxy settings and activate SOCKS 5 with host localhost port 1080. Go to test-ipv6.com and ipv6-test.com, you should see test results concerning the remote computer/server!

If you are only interested in your IPv4/IPv6 address, lv0.in/ip/ provides this information a clean fashion.

Oh and by the way: <3 IPv6

How to disable random IPv6 addresses on Windows Seven / Vista (no Privacy Extensions anymore!)

There is a lot of information about this « issue » on the web, but the following method is the only one actually effective in my case. This is very useful for setting up DNS AAAA and PTR records for IPv6 auto-configured hosts.

netsh interface ipv6 set privacy state=disabled store=active
netsh interface ipv6 set privacy state=disabled store=persistent
netsh interface ipv6 set global randomizeidentifiers=disabled store=active
netsh interface ipv6 set global randomizeidentifiers=disabled store=persistent

UTBM: Autumn 2010 semester [DONE]

Heck. It’s done. Not perfect, not catastrophic: this semester has just ended.

My marks :

* RE42: A. « Local Area Networks ». Quite interesting, cisco CCNA modules 1 and 3.

* RE55: A. « High rate Networks ». Frankly, not interesting, obsolete course material, but apparently quite easy when you have already some experience and insight about ISP infrastructures and services.

* TL53: A. « Telco and TOIP ». Best UTBM course so far: technically interesting, real engineering issues to solve and quite easy to obtain. Perfect mix there.

* TO52: B. Personal project implying 6 months spent on IPv6. Quite satisfied with the final result.

* GE02: B. « Performance management ». Interesting course material, dull evaluation process.

* MR01: F(ailed). Personal project implying research and analysis on a very precise subject. No comment. Fuck it already.

* RE52: F(ailed). « From protocol to application ». This course presents OSI layers from L4 to L7. Mixed feelings there, but I was not involved at all in the development project.

5 out of 7, all with pretty good results… but it almost cost me my final year internship… but today I received a mail that officially gives me clearance!



At this very moment I really wish I had enough will to write a lengthy article on how bad was this year, especially the second semester.

But I won’t because it is not entertaining nor interesting for anyone. Moreover, I am concerned with important matters right now. So I will get this straight :

2010. Thanks for all the fish harsh times and challenges. Go fuck yourself now.

2011. You seem to be a promising year, so please do not make me mess it up.