6tunnel - tunnelling for application that don't speak IPv6
allows you to use services provided by IPv6 hosts with IPv4-only
applications and vice-versa. It can bind to any of your IPv4 (default) or
IPv6 addresses and forward all data to IPv4 or IPv6 (default) host. For
6tunnel -1 6668 irc6.net 6667
will be enough to connect to IPv6 irc server with
irc foobar localhost:6668
If you don't wish to run
every time you want to show your :c001: or :dead: IPv6 address on IRC,
you can use
parameter, which makes
ask your client for specified password. Just run
6tunnel -i dupa.8 31337 irc6.net 6667
and then type
irc foobar localhost:31337:dupa.8
If your IRC server requires you to send password, specify it with
parameter -- after successful proxy authentication
will send it to the server.
can also be used as a tunnel for all other combinations of IPv4 and IPv6
endpoints. If remote host doesn't have any IPv6 addresses,
will use the IPv4 one. In other cases, use
parameter which makes IPv4 address the preferred one. For IPv6-to-any tunnels
bind to IPv6 address.
Exit after first connection.
Prefer IPv4 endpoint if the machine has both address types.
Listen on IPv6 address (IPv4 is default).
Force tunneling even if remote host is not resolvable at the execution time.
Print hex dump of every packet received or sent (hu-huh, Beavis, he said
- -u username
Change UID and GID after bind().
- -i password
Act as an IRC proxy and require user to authenticate.
- -I password
If you are using
as an IRC proxy and the IRC server requires you to send password, place
it right here.
- -l local_host
Listen on specified address (IPv4, or IPv6 if
- -L limit
Limit simultaneous connections.
- -p pid_file
Write down pid to specified file.
- -s source_host
Connect to the remote host using specified source address.
- -m map_file
Binds to specified IPv6 addresses on basis of source IPv4 address. The file
contains one mapping per line with IPv4 source address and corresponding IPv6
address. Only listed hosts are allowed to connect. If you want to allow any
host, add mapping for
Be verbose and don't detach.
Sending SIGHUP forces map file reload.
#ipv6 crew, Lam.
Terrible man page. Hex dump doesn't include IRC proxy authentication.
IRC proxy requires your client to send password first (don't worry ircii,
EPIC, BitchX, mIRC and many more will work). No logging except debug output.
Wojtek Kaniewski (email@example.com
Dariusz Jackowski (firstname.lastname@example.org
Ramunas Lukosevicus (email@example.com