Direct attached routes are routing entries for networks that can be reached from an interface of the firewall without having to use a next hop gateway.
Before You Begin
Connect the network to a port of the Barracuda NextGen Firewall F-Series.
Step 1. Configure a Direct IPv6 Route
- Go to CONFIGURATION > Configuration Tree > Box > Network.
- In the left menu, click Routing.
- Click Lock.
- Click + to add a direct attached route to the IPv6 Routing Table:
- Name – Enter a name.
- Target Network Address – Enter the IPv6 network
- Route Type – Select direct attached network.
- Interface Name – Select the interface used to connect to the network. E..g, eth0
- Trust Level – Select the trust level. Your network will automatically be added to the corresponding network objects. Use Untrusted for WAN connections, Trusted for LAN connections.
- Route Metric – Enter the preference for the route. When two identical routes are present, the route with the lower preference is used.
- Click OK.
- Click Send Changes and Activate.
Step 2. Activate the Network Configuration
After you have configured the network route, you must activate your new network configuration.
- Go to CONTROL > Box.
- In the left menu, expand Network and click Activate new network configuration.
- Select Failsafe. The Network Activation Succeeded message is displayed after your new network configurations have been successfully activated.
The direct attached route is now displayed as pending on the CONTROL > Network page. To make the route active, you must use one of the IP addresses in the network as a virtual server IP address.
Add at least one IP address from the network as a Virtual Server IP Address. If you are using a high availability setup, these virtual server IP addresses will be transferred to the secondary firewall in case of a failure.