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IPv6, a component of CDRouter by QA Café.

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Are you making the transition to IPv6? Are your customers demanding dual-stack functionality in your CPE products? CDRouter is IPv6 capable with the CDRouter IPv6 test module, letting you gain access to all of the WAN-side and LAN-side network elements necessary to simulate a complete IPv6 test environment within a single test platform.

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Key Features

  • Complete coverage for requirements defined in the IETF 7084, Basic Requirements for IPv6 Customer Edge Routers
  • LAN Host simulation and tests using DHCPv6 or SLAAC
  • WAN connection simulation and tests for a wide variety of IPv6 based connections, including static; DHCPv6, PPPoE, or SLAAC (with or without prefix delegation); or transition mechanisms like 6to4 or 6rd tunneling
  • Connection scaling tests
  • Testing for IPv6 firewalls, applications, forwarding, and more!

IPv6 test for all CE specifications

CDRouter IPv6 has been designed from the ground up to support the most common IPv6 features found in today’s leading IPv4/IPv6 dual-stack CPE implementations.

CDRouter IPv6 supports dual-stack CPE devices that implement the following IPv6 WAN connection modes:

  • Static IPv6, optionally with RFC 3633 prefix delegation
  • RFC 3315 DHCPv6, optionally with RFC 3633 prefix delegation
  • RFC 4862 stateless address autoconfiguration, optionally with RFC 3633 prefix delegation
  • RFC 3056, commonly referred to as “6to4” tunneling
  • RFC 5969, commonly referred to as “6rd” tunneling
  • RFC 5072 IPv6 over PPPoE, with static LAN configuration or DHCPv6

In addition, CDRouter also supports RFC 6333, or DS-Lite, as an IPv4 WAN mode. DS-Lite is a protocol that defines an IPv4-in-IPv6 tunnel architecture on the WAN that provides IPv4 connectivity over a native IPv6 WAN connection. Although DS-Lite is an IPv4 WAN mode, the CDRouter IPv6 add-on is required for DS-Lite testing.

RFC 3056 and RFC 5969 are commonly referred to as “6to4” and “6rd”, respectively, and are similar techniques for providing automatic IPv6 connectivity over IPv4 networks. Although drafted first, 6to4 is operationally a subset of 6rd by utilizing a fixed prefix length and globally accessible relay servers.

When CDRouter IPv6 is enabled, CDRouter will create and maintain the necessary IPv6 next-hop gateway or relay server on the WAN. CDRouter will also create one or more IPv6 clients on the LAN that support either RFC 3315 DHCPv6 or IPv6 stateless address autoconfiguration as defined in RFC 4862.

Like all products in the CDRouter family, CDRouter IPv6 creates all of the necessary WAN-side and LAN-side network elements required to completely simulate an end-to-end IPv6 network within a single test system. CDRouter IPv6 allows the user to easily and efficiently create a variety of IPv6 network scenarios and utilize the array of included functional verification tests to thoroughly explore the IPv6 behavior of the device under test (DUT).

CDRouter Test Setup for DHCPv6 Prefix Delegation

ipv6 test for DHCPv6 Prefix Delegation
When DHCPv6 or prefix delegation are enabled, CDRouter will automatically create a DHCPv6 server on the WAN. The DHCPv6 server will provide a non-temporary address, address prefix, and DNS information to the CPE’s DHCPv6 client on the WAN as needed.

CDRouter Test Setup for 6to4 or 6rd

ipv6 test for 6rd
When 6to4 or 6rd are enabled, CDRouter will create a 6to4 or 6rd relay server on the WAN. The relay server will automatically process all IPv6 over IPv4 tunneled packets and provide full IPv6 connectivity for clients on the LAN side of the CPE.