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ipv4 to ipv6 NAT

Discussion in 'Asuswrt-Merlin' started by agilani, Nov 9, 2018.

  1. agilani

    agilani Senior Member

    Nov 30, 2012
    This may be a dumb question, but for now I've disabled all ipv6 on my home network. Too many problems with what is talking to what using which protocol.

    My question - can the asus router act as an ipv4 to ipv6 nat? Meaning all of my clients maintain their ipv4 addresses and the router nat's them to ipv6? Or does every device then need to run dual ipv4/ipv6 protocol stacks?

    I don't think it's possible, because unlike rfc1918 ipv6 has its own dns. I don't know that it's feasible to nat the ipv4 dns to ipv6 responses and then have the router nat the client connection too. But then I have used cisco devices to do nat and they can nat the dns requests as well.

    I figured I'd ask the experts :)