Vyatta Network OS Documentation

Learn how to install, configure and operate the Vyatta NOS, which helps drive our virtual networking & physical platforms portfolio.

Basic site-to-site connection over IPv6

For the most part, configuring IPsec over IPv6 is the same as configuring IPsec over IPv4. There are three differences to note when configuring IPsec over IPv6.

  1. IPv6 addresses are used instead of IPv4 addresses for all arguments that require IP addresses.
  2. Hostnames cannot be used. They can only be used when configuring IPsec over IPv4.
  3. The any keyword cannot be used as the local-address. It can only be used when configuring IPsec over IPv4.

    The following example creates a basic site-to-site IPsec connection from WEST to EAST over IPv6.

    Figure 1. Basic site-to-site IPsec VPN connection over IPv6