Wednesday, June 15, 2011

CSA, Week 8

Thursday afternoon, we went to niece Hayley's graduation, so we picked up the next box on Saturday from Coon Rock Farm. I made sure to pat all three dogs I met while there. Two acted like rescue dogs (cautious), so I stooped low with my hand extended before patting them. In contrast, I held my hand out to the alpha mom and she came right over for pats. After I loaded my box of veggies in my car (bundled up to stay cool), I noticed she was standing next to me ... very close ... ahem, I seriously wasn't done patting her yet? I love friendly dogs!

mesclun, radishes - salad

baby bok choy - wilt with an onion, deglaze with chicken stock, yum!

white turnips - add to soup base

kohlrabi - creamy purée added to black beans

beets, fava beans - gift

a bag of oregano - not sure yet

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

CSA, Week 7

This week's CSA box ... we're getting used to the routine! Next pickup isn't until Saturday so that we can go to niece Hayley's graduation Thursday afternoon.

mesclun, radishes, carrots - salad

bok choy, kohlrabi, escarole - stir-fry

static IPv6 on Solaris 9

We use static IP addresses on our name servers, and I wanted IPv6 support on our public (and publicized) DNS too.

Doing this on Linux is straightforward and very similar to IPv4, as it should be, and you shouldn't have any trouble finding that information.

But IPv6 on Solaris, let alone Solaris 9, let alone static instead of SLAAC? Not as easy to find or do. Argh! I wasted a whole day on this, although I suppose it wasn't a wasted day since it accelerated my plan to eradicate SPARC and Solaris. (Uniformity is easier to manage.) So here's how you do it.

First, check for any existing IPv6.

sudo ifconfig -a6

While we're here, see what we've got (baseline).

sudo ifconfig -a

Since we'll need to add an IPv6 gateway, baseline the routing table too.

sudo netstat -nr

OK, baseline data collection done!

Start with an easy win, adding reboot-safe ::1 IPv6 localhost.

sudo touch /etc/hostname6.lo0

Bring up ::1. Don't forget, Solaris has that concept of plumbing the interface before it will come up.

sudo ifconfig lo0 inet6 plumb up

Depending on your interface name(s), replace bge0 with the correct interface for your system. First, tell the interface to support IPv6.

sudo ifconfig bge0 inet6 plumb up

Now you have to create a virtual interface for the IPv6 address (and yes, the address types co-exist on RHEL and Mac OS X) and bring it up. Since this is a static IPv6 address for a server, drop it in here.

sudo ifconfig bge0:1 inet6 plumb up your:ipv6:address:here

Now make it reboot-safe by putting the IPv6 address in the file /etc/hostaname6.interface.

sudo vi /etc/hostname6.bge0 # add the IPv6 addr

Not quite done! If this is a routed address, the Solaris box will need an IPv6 gateway too.

sudo route add -inet6 default your:ipv6:gateway:address

Make that reboot-safe too, by adding just the IPv6 router interface to /etc/defaultrouter6 too.

Make sure the updates look correct.

sudo ifconfig -a6

sudo ifconfig -a

netstat -nr

If you can ping6 your IPv6 gateway and IPv6 hosts outside your VLAN, it works! And it's not hard once you know what to do.

Just for reference, here's SLAAC IPv6 for Solaris 9 too; update with the right interface name from ifconfig -a as needed. Do the same baseline checks first! Then ...

sudo cp /etc/hostname.eri0 /etc/hostname6.eri0

sudo ifconfig eri0 inet6 plumb up

The RA should take care of IPv6 address prefix and routing for you.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

World IPv6 Day!

World IPv6 Day starts in just a few minutes!!! And just in time, here's an IPv6 cupcake wrapper as an SVG file for your electronic cutter (and Sure Cuts A Lot or Makes The Cut or other software).