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2018-11-13
All Mediatrix Units
v. 43.2.1343
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1 IPv6

IPv6 (Internet Protocol version 6) is the successor to the most common Internet Protocol today (IPv4).

This is largely driven by the fact that IPv4 32-bit addresses are quickly being consumed by the ever-expanding sites and products on the Internet. IPv6 128-bit address space should not have this problem for the foreseeable future.

IPv6 addresses, in addition to being longer, are distinguished from IPv4 addresses by the use of colons ":", e.g. 2001:470:8929:4000:201:80ff:fe3c:642f. An IPv4 address is noted by 4 sets of decimal numbers separated by periods ".", e.g. 192.168.10.1.

Please note that IPv6 addresses should be written between [ ] to allow port numbers to be set.

For instance, [fd0f:8b72:5::1]:5060.

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1.1 IPv6 Availability

DGW 2.0 supports IPv6 except for:
  • CPE WAN Management Protocol (CWMP)/TR-069
  • DHCP embedded sever
  • IP Routing
  • Local Firewall (LFW)
  • Network Firewall (NFW)
  • Network Address Translation (NAT)
  • Online Certificate Status Protocol (OSCP)
  • Remote Authentication Dial In User Services (RADIUS)
  • Session Border Controller (SBC)
  • Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP)
  • PPPoE
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IPv6 link-local addresses start with fe80 and must include the scope identifier

Therefore, the format of a link-local address is: [IPv6 link-local%ScopeIdentifier].

The scope identifier corresponds to:

  • On Windows: the network link used to contact the IPv6 link-local address.
  • On Linux: the link name or the interface number.

For example, if the unit must contact a server at the IPv6 link-local fe80::201:80ff:fe3c:642f address, you must check on which network link the server is available. Some units have WAN or LAN. If it is on the WAN link, the IP address would then be "[fe80::201:80ff:fe3c:642f%wan]".

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2.1 Locating the Scope Identifier of fe80 IPv6 Addresses on Windows

Context

Important

If the Mediatrix unit is configured to use IPv6 addresses and the firmware is downgraded to a version that does not support IPv6, then all IPv6 networks are deleted.

Steps
  1. Open the Windows Command Line interface.
  2. Type ipconfig.
  3. Locate the IPv6 address.

    Note

    The IPv6 address starts with fe80.

  4. Locate the interface number in the IPv6 address.

    Note

    the interface number is at the end of the address, after the %.

Result
In the following example, the interface number of the [fe80::201:80ff:fe3c:642f%4] IPv6 address is 4.
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2.2 Locating the Scope Identifier of fe80 IPv6 Addresses on Linux

Context

Important

If the Mediatrix unit is configured to use IPv6 addresses and the firmware is downgraded to a version that does not support IPv6, then all IPv6 networks are deleted.

Steps
  1. Open the Linux Command Line interface.
  2. Type ipconfig.
  3. Locate the IPv6 address.

    Note

    The IPv6 address starts with fe80.

  4. Locate the interface number in the IPv6 address.
Result
In the following example, to contact the IPv6 link-local IPv6 address "fe80::201:80ff:fe3c:642f", you would use: [fe80::201:80ff:fe3c:642f%2] or [fe80::201:80ff:fe3c:642f%eth0].
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3 Documentation

Mediatrix units are supplied with an exhaustive set of documentation.

Mediatrix user documentation is available on the Documentation Portal .

Several types of documents were created to clearly present the information you are looking for. Our documentation includes:

  • Release notes: Generated at each GA release, this document includes the known and solved issues of the software. It also outlines the changes and the new features the release includes.
  • Configuration notes: These documents are created to facilitate the configuration of a specific use case. They address a configuration aspect we consider that most users will need to perform. However, in some cases, a configuration note is created after receiving a question from a customer. They provide standard step-by-step procedures detailing the values of the parameters to use. They provide a means of validation and present some conceptual information. The configuration notes are specifically created to guide the user through an aspect of the configuration.
  • Technical bulletins: These documents are created to facilitate the configuration of a specific technical action, such as performing a firmware upgrade.
  • Hardware installation guide: They provide the detailed procedure on how to safely and adequately install the unit. It provides information on card installation, cable connections, and how to access for the first time the Management interface.
  • User guide: The user guide explains how to customise to your needs the configuration of the unit. Although this document is task oriented, it provides conceptual information to help the user understand the purpose and impact of each task. The User Guide will provide information such as where and how TR-069 can be configured in the Management Interface, how to set firewalls, or how to use the CLI to configure parameters that are not available in the Management Interface.
  • Reference guide: This exhaustive document has been created for advanced users. It includes a description of all the parameters used by all the services of the Mediatrix units. You will find, for example, scripts to configure a specific parameter, notification messages sent by a service, or an action description used to create Rulesets. This document includes reference information such as a dictionary, and it does not include any step-by-step procedures.

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4 Copyright Notice

Copyright © 2018 Media5 Corporation.

This document contains information that is proprietary to Media5 Corporation.

Media5 Corporation reserves all rights to this document as well as to the Intellectual Property of the document and the technology and know-how that it includes and represents.

This publication cannot be reproduced, neither in whole nor in part, in any form whatsoever, without written prior approval by Media5 Corporation.

Media5 Corporation reserves the right to revise this publication and make changes at any time and without the obligation to notify any person and/or entity of such revisions and/or changes.

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