ipv6 in tomato?

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by x-demon, Apr 28, 2009.

  1. x-demon

    x-demon Addicted to LI Member

    Is ipv6 planned or not in the future releases of tomato?
  2. gawd0wns

    gawd0wns Network Guru Member

    I think it is a matter of when not if...Windows 7 RC1 has it built in!
  3. x-demon

    x-demon Addicted to LI Member

    Linux, *bsd, macos, win vista and xp has ipv6 support too. Even dd-wrt and openwrt have it. I'm asking about ipv6 support in tomato.
  4. The Doctor

    The Doctor LI Guru Member

    I think he meant it's already on lots of stuff, will make it to Tomato eventually. I have no inside information on this, but I believe this also.

  5. mokum

    mokum Guest

    Indeed, linux, OS X, windows [XP SP1 and newer] all run IPv6 happily.

    Svea, OpenWRT and DD-wrt used to but currently there is NO current WRTG distro that actually runs IPv6 [without some pretty nasty hacks that is].

    IPv6 is closer to real deployment then ever, more and more people are asking for it, but since the developers have put a ton of work in it the last 1o years and nobody wanted it, they are ignoring it now or so it seems.

    I am sure that tomato would get some pretty nice exposure if it would be able to get IPv6 on the 2.6 kernel available for the WRTG scene.
  6. mstombs

    mstombs Network Guru Member

    What do you mean by IPV6 enabled? I'm sure you can tunnel IPV6 through IPV4 on Tomato right now? What does enabling the IPV6 tickbox in dd-wrt do?

    We need a whole new concept of home broadband sharing device for IPV6, no need for nat routing, port forwarding etc when everything including your fridge and TV have unique addresses.

    And IMHO there's no chance our current Tomato firmware routers will ever migrate to a 2.6 kernel (what do dd-wrt and OpenWRT use if you want wireless?). How's OpenWRT and Gargoyle coming along? how does the OpenWRT kernel throughput benchmark vs. Tomato? The current Broadcom/Linksys/Tomato kernel is pretty finely tuned, to do its current job.
  7. Rossi

    Rossi Addicted to LI Member

    Yeah, mokum. I just logged in to write how right you are.

    With IP4 running out of addresses (for the curious: more info at http://www.potaroo.net/tools/ipv4/index.html) I thought it would be time to start experimenting with IPv6 before "everybody" would be doing it.

    So I switched from DD-WRT to Tomato because I thought that "no doubt" Tomato would support IPv6, als all major OS-es do, and also DD-WRT did for many years.

    Surprise, surprise, after installing Tomato I could nowhere find the "Enable IPv6" button. And it turned out it wasn't just me, who couldn't find a button. There is no IPv6 in Tomato, or one of it's derivatives.

    Just as there is no IPv6 in the current version(s) of DD-WRT.

    DD-WRT is currently a mess anyway, with different releases and versions with different capabilities released on nearly daily basis, by two different maintainers, and nowhere a stable, working, officially sanctioned version in sight, I thought I made a smart move by moving to Tomato. Not so. (Though I liked the user interface a lot better).

    So now I'm back to DD-WRT V23sp2, an ancient version, with known security bugs, but with a working SNMPD and IPv6 support.

    And indeed, as you say, I really hope someone gets IPv6 working on Tomato or one of its variants.
  8. x-demon

    x-demon Addicted to LI Member

    bringing up old thread. Now there is tomato with 2.6 kernel. So, does ipv6 support is coming?
  9. Azuse

    Azuse LI Guru Member

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