Out of morbid curiosity (and lack of IPv4 public address space available to me), I decided I wanted to enable IPv6 in my lab. However, before taking the plunge there, I would try it out on my residential ADSL line, I use the same brand of firewall there as in my lab so the experience should be largely transferable.
So for a bit of context; I have a Zen Internet ADSL line (I saw the fiber van around the cabinet recently so maybe that will change) – auth to the provider is done via PPPoE on IPv4.
I had a hell of a time getting this working. Otherwise, it would not be a blog post, so let’s get right into the config snippets.
I am going to assume you have your IPv4 internet line already configured with PPPoE and that it is working, so all we do here is retrofit the IPv6 portion. Zen send you an email with your IPv6 details for your account like the below:
You only care about the
PD Prefix portion as the
ND Prefix portion is issued to your WAN interface automatically by SLAAC once you set address mode to
Log into your Fortigate with SSH and enter the
vdom context you are using then edit the WAN interface:
config system interface edit "wan1" config ipv6 set ip6-mode pppoe set ip6-allowaccess ping set dhcp6-prefix-delegation enable set dhcp6-prefix-hint 2a02:xxxx:yyyy::/48 set autoconf enable end next end
A breakdown of the above:
set ipv6-mode pppoe– Tells the unit to grab an address via pppoe (this is issued automatically and is within the
ND Prefixfrom the email).
set ip6-allowaccess ping– Simply, allow ping access on WAN.
set dhcp6-prefix-delegation enable– This tells the Fortigate to accept DHCPv6 prefix delegation (essentially how IPv6 addresses are issued by ISPs to non-edge devices).
set dhcp6-prefix-hint 2a02:xxxx:yyyy::/48– This is the
PD Prefixfrom the email/issued by your provider
set autoconf enable– Allow configuration of interface address automatically via SLAAC
Next up we need to take care of the LAN side, this is where the majority of the problems I had laid, mainly because I was blindly copying the Fortigate documentation without thinking about what the parameters did.
config system interface edit "internal" config ipv6 set ip6-mode delegated set ip6-allowaccess ping https ssh snmp set ip6-send-adv enable set ip6-manage-flag enable set ip6-upstream-interface "wan1" set ip6-subnet ::1/64 config ip6-delegated-prefix-list edit 1 set upstream-interface "wan1" set autonomous-flag enable set onlink-flag enable set subnet ::/64 next end end next end
Again, a breakdown of the above (note none of the LAN config has been nulled, it works as-is):
set ip6-mode delegated– Tells the interface to get its IP via protocol delegation
set ip6-allowaccess ping https ssh snmp– Allows access to the firewall via these protocols
set ip6-send-adv enable– Allow IPv6 routing advertisements to be sent from this interface.
set ip6-manage-flag enable– Required to tell end devices to receive IPv6 addresses via DHCPv6 and not SLAAC (more info)
set ip6-upstream-interface "wan1"– This informs the Fortigate from what interface it should have its address delegated
set ip6-subnet ::1/64– Tells the interface to take the first address in the delegated
We then need to configure a delegated prefix list – this is used to hand out addresses via DHCPv6 on this interface:
config ip6-delegated-prefix-list– Enter context command
edit 1– You can have multiple prefix lists, but we just use one here
set upstream-interface "wan1"– As above, tells the list where to have its addresses delegated from
set autonomous-flag enable– Allows clients to construct their global IPv6 address from their 64-bit interface identifier with the prefix scope provided in the RA
set onlink-flag enable– Treat the prefix in the RA as “on-link”/L2 connected (typically only link-local
set subnet ::/64– Use the first
/48prefix for address allocation
Now that we have the interfaces set up we need to configure our DHCPv6 server:
config system dhcp6 server edit 1 set interface "internal" set upstream-interface "wan1" set ip-mode delegated set dns-server1 2001:4860:4860::8888 set dns-server2 2001:4860:4860::8844 next end
A line-by-line breakdown is unnecessary at this stage. Firstly, we enter the
dhcp6 server context and create a single entry, we tell the DHCP server to listen on the
internal interface and to use
wan1 as it is upstream interface for addresses and to operate in
delegated mode as in the other config portions.
The only real difference here is the DNS servers; I have the Fortigate advertise the Google IPv6 DNS servers with the DHCP advertisements it sends.
You now need to reboot your firewall (I am not joking, seriously, it does not work otherwise).
A little testing to see what’s happening (note: the only interfaces we care about getting global IPv6 addresses are
# diag ipv6 address list dev=18 devname=internal flag=P scope=0 prefix=64 addr=2a02:xxxx:yyyy::1 dev=23 devname=ppp1 flag= scope=0 prefix=64 addr=2a02:wwww:zzzz:aaa::1 preferred=1736 valid=17936
ppp1 interface should have an address from the
ND Prefix given to you by your provider – this is, as mentioned before, completely automatic.
internal interface should have an address from the
PD Prefix given to you by the provider – as you can see above it has the first interface in the
/64 as we defined in the config;
ping6 to Google:
# exec ping6 ipv6.google.com PING ipv6.google.com(2a00:1450:4009:811::200e) 56 data bytes 64 bytes from 2a00:1450:4009:811::200e: icmp_seq=1 ttl=58 time=20.9 ms 64 bytes from 2a00:1450:4009:811::200e: icmp_seq=2 ttl=58 time=21.0 ms 64 bytes from 2a00:1450:4009:811::200e: icmp_seq=3 ttl=58 time=21.2 ms 64 bytes from 2a00:1450:4009:811::200e: icmp_seq=4 ttl=58 time=21.1 ms 64 bytes from 2a00:1450:4009:811::200e: icmp_seq=5 ttl=58 time=21.7 ms --- ipv6.google.com ping statistics --- 5 packets transmitted, 5 packets received, 0% packet loss, time 4038ms rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 20.968/21.234/21.777/0.317 ms
Now configure some firewall policies remember IPv6 requires no NAT at all, ever. I am enabling all traffic outbound and all ICMPv6 inbound:
config firewall policy6 edit 1 set name "Default out" set srcintf "internal" set dstintf "wan1" set srcaddr "all" set dstaddr "all" set action accept set schedule "always" set service "ALL" set logtraffic all next edit 2 set name "Allow ICMP in" set srcintf "wan1" set dstintf "internal" set srcaddr "all" set dstaddr "all" set action accept set schedule "always" set service "ALL_ICMP6" set logtraffic all next end
All good! Now you should be able to access ipv6-test.com from your browser and have all tests pass, and you see your local computer’s IPv6 address.
Just for giggles, I set up blah.cloud as dual-stack, so a quick dig command from our local workstation:
myles.gray$ dig @2001:4860:4860::8888 blah.cloud AAAA ; <<>> DiG 9.8.3-P1 <<>> @2001:4860:4860::8888 blah.cloud AAAA ; (1 server found) ;; global options: +cmd ;; Got answer: ;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 52567 ;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 2, AUTHORITY: 0, ADDITIONAL: 0 ;; QUESTION SECTION: ;blah.cloud. IN AAAA ;; ANSWER SECTION: blah.cloud. 119 IN AAAA 2400:cb00:2048:1::6819:f124 blah.cloud. 119 IN AAAA 2400:cb00:2048:1::6819:f224 ;; Query time: 48 msec ;; SERVER: 2001:4860:4860::8888#53(2001:4860:4860::8888) ;; WHEN: Sun Jun 18 17:17:16 2017 ;; MSG SIZE rcvd: 84
There we have it a fully operational IPv6 implementation with prefix delegation on Fortigate.