Turning on IPv6: How to Do It on Your SmartNode

IPv6Late in October, Glendon Flowers wrote about WHY carriers and enterprises are turning on IPv6 in their IP networks. In this post, I am going to show you HOW to do it.

So, how do you enable IPv6 on the customer premise using a SmartNode eSBC?

Here’s what you need to know…

IPv6 Network Diagram
IPv6 Network Diagram

Our setup for this application involves connecting an IPv4 LAN (with SIP phones and IP PBX) to an IPv6 WAN using a SIP trunk from a service provider.

The SmartNode provides conversion between the old IP version four and the new IP version 6 address formats.

In this example we will show the configuration wizard for a SmartNode SN5300 Enterprise Session Border Controller (eSBC), our most popular CPE.

The commands are basically the same for any Trinity-based Smartnode you might have installed.

>>Get the configuration file….


Marc Aeberhard
Marc Aeberhard is SmartNode product line Manager at Patton, based in Switzerland. He is a specialist in Business administration and technical management and holds a Swiss federal diploma. He is involved in Telecommunication technology for close to 20 years and is with the company for more than 10 years where he previously was leading the technical support team in Western Europe.

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