Feeds

Get your network ready for World IPv6 Day

Survey the lie of the LAN

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Build a business case: developing custom apps

Step 2 – Remote setup

Step 2a TunnelBroker logged in

Click for full-size image

This is the main page of the TunnelBroker site, once you’ve logged in. The next step is to create a tunnel, so click the ‘Create Regular Tunnel’ link in the User Functions panel at the left.

Step 2b TunnelBroker setup 1

Click for full-size image

On the next page, enter the public IP address of your local machine. The Tunnel Broker site will check to see if it’s reachable and if – like my system – it’s not, you’ll see a warning message asking you to allow 66.220.2.74 through your firewall. When you’ve got that sorted correctly, you’ll see a message in a green box telling you it’s a potential endpoint.

Step 2b TunnelBroker setup 2

Click for full-size image

One thing to remember here is that this check is not necessarily from the default endpoint at Hurricane Electric. If, like me, you’ve selected a different location, like London, then you’ll need to ensure that you set up your firewall to allow the tunnel to work to that address too. Forget that and you’ll spend ages scratching your head and wondering why things aren’t working. So, make sure you jot down the IP address of the tunnel server that you choose. You may also have to configure your firewall to allow protocol number 41 to pass through it, which is ‘IPv6 encapsulated in IPv4’

Scroll down the page and click ‘Create tunnel’.

The essential guide to IT transformation

More from The Register

next story
Reg man looks through a Glass, darkly: Google's toy ploy or killer tech specs?
Tip: Put the shades on and you'll look less of a spanner
So, Apple won't sell cheap kit? Prepare the iOS garden wall WRECKING BALL
It can throw the low cost race if it looks to the cloud
One step closer to ROBOT BUTLERS: Dyson flashes vid of VACUUM SUCKER bot
Latest cleaner available for world+dog in September
Samsung Gear S: Quick, LAUNCH IT – before Apple straps on iWatch
Full specs for wrist-mounted device here ... but who'll buy it?
Apple promises to lift Curse of the Drained iPhone 5 Battery
Have you tried turning it off and...? Never mind, here's a replacement
Now that's FIRE WIRE: HP recalls 6 MILLION burn-risk laptop cables
Right in the middle of Burning Mains Man week
Apple's iWatch? They cannae do it ... they don't have the POWER
Analyst predicts fanbois will have to wait until next year
HUGE iPAD? Maybe. HUGE ADVERTS? That's for SURE
Noo! Hand not big enough! Don't look at meee!
AMD unveils 'single purpose' graphics card for PC gamers and NO ONE else
Chip maker claims the Radeon R9 285 is 'best in its class'
prev story

Whitepapers

Top 10 endpoint backup mistakes
Avoid the ten endpoint backup mistakes to ensure that your critical corporate data is protected and end user productivity is improved.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Backing up distributed data
Eliminating the redundant use of bandwidth and storage capacity and application consolidation in the modern data center.
The essential guide to IT transformation
ServiceNow discusses three IT transformations that can help CIOs automate IT services to transform IT and the enterprise
Next gen security for virtualised datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.