Category Archives: comms

ipsec on a small LAN

Most tutorials cover implementing IPsec as a VPN solution between two sites, but what if you want to secure communications on one site representing a not atypical home LAN with a couple of machines: some wireless, some Linux, some Android, some Windows, and a dual ipv6/ipv4 stack (courtesy of Hurricane Electric’s free TunnelBroker service)?  And to make life more difficult, there are some devices that don’t support IPsec at all.  Obviously, you need at least two IPsec capable machines for this to make much sense.

Does it work, and how well?

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1&1 quietly enable ipv6

I’ve been waiting for 1&1 to sort themselves out for ipv6, and now they’ve slipped some under the radar.

Their customer control panel ( has been ipv6 accessible for a couple of months, but now I find I can turn ipv6 on and off for my domains!  Just go to the DNS settings for your domains and there it is – instant moderness (ha).

Now, if only they’d sort out their mail servers with ipv6 (and DKIM) I’d be a happy bunny.