Once upon a time I was forced to change my ISP at home. As a result I got a DSL uplink featuring DS-Lite.

DSL-Lite means you get global scope IPv6 Addresses and have a native IPv6 connection. IPv4 connectivity is implemented by carrier-grade NAT, which means you don't get a global scope IPv4 address and can not natively communicate with IPv4 servers. Instead IPv4 request to the internet are enveloped into IPv6 packets. This mechanism is referred to as NAT64, but is out of scop here.

So in order to be able to connect to your home network you are bound to use IPv6. This isn't bad (quite the contrary), but it probably makes your setup more complicated. On these pages I show you how I sovled my problems getting all up and running the way I want it.

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