Tagged: networking

Tutorial: Using VMWare ESXi and PFsense as a network firewall/router 7

Tutorial: Using VMWare ESXi and PFsense as a network firewall/router

In most networks, you will have dedicated hardware to function as your “edge” (firewall/router). This is typically for the best, but there are always cases where you can’t put out that dedicated hardware. Sometimes it’s for cost reasons and sometimes it’s for complexity. In my particular case, I was installing an ESXi server in a datacenter and only had 2 amps of power to work with, of which my server...

IPv6: Getting functional DHCPv6 and Route Advertising together 5

IPv6: Getting functional DHCPv6 and Route Advertising together

If you’re not into IPv6, but you’re a networking person – you may want to avert you eyes.  This next piece of information is going to cause you pain: DHCPv6 does not support/allow you to send default gateway.  This is “by design”. Does your brain hurt yet? I know mine did when I first found this out.  This seems to be the most bass-ackwards thing I’ve ever heard of, but...