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Barracuda CloudGen Firewall

How to Configure Static IPv6 WAN Connections

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If you are assigned static IPv6 addresses for your WAN connection, you must create a default gateway on box level and then assign the IP address(es) to the firewall.

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Before You Begin

  • Connect the network equipment installed by your provider to an unused port (not the management port) of your Barracuda CloudGen Firewall.
  • Enable IPv6. For more information, see How to Enable IPv6.

Step 1. Add a Direct Route

Create a direct attached route entry to create the network on box level of the Barracuda CloudGen Firewall. Be sure to create the route on the port the ISP is plugged into.

  1. Go to CONFIGURATION > Configuration Tree > Box > Network.
  2. In the left menu, select Routing.
  3. Click Lock.
  4. In the IPv6 Routing Table, click + to add a new route.
  5. Enter a Name for the route and click OK.
  6. In the Target Network Address field, enter the IP address of the target network.
  7. Select directly attached network as the Route Type.
  8. From the Interface Name list, select the port the ISP is connected to. E.g.,: eth1
  9. If the default route will be introduced in an environment where multiple dynamic links are available, specify a Route Metric.
  10. Select Untrusted as the Trust Level.
    static_IPv6_WAN_01.png
  11. Click OK.
  12. Click Send Changes and Activate.

Step 2. Add a Default Route 

Create a direct attached route entry to create the network on box level of the Barracuda CloudGen Firewall. Be sure to create the route on the port the ISP is plugged into.

  1. Go to CONFIGURATION > Configuration Tree > Box > Network.
  2. In the left menu, select Routing.
  3. Click Lock.
  4. In the IPv6 Routing Table, click + to add a new route.
  5. Enter a Name for the route and click OK.
  6. In the Target Network Address field, enter ::0/0
  7. From the Route Type list, select gateway.  
  8. Enter the IPv6 address of the Gateway.

  9. (optional) Enter the Route Metric.
  10. From the Trust Level list, select Untrusted.
    static_IPv6_WAN_02.png
  11. Click OK.
  12. Click Send Changes and Activate.

Step 3. Network Activation

A failsafe network activation is required to activate the network configuration changes. Active sessions might time out during the activation.

  1. Go to CONTROL > Box.
  2. In the left menu, expand the Network section and click Activate new network configuration.
  3. Select Failsafe.

Your route is now displayed as a disabled route (grey X icon) in CONTROL > Network.

Step 4. Add the Static IP Address to the Firewall

Assign the individual WAN IP addresses you want to use as a Shared IP on the Barracuda CloudGen Firewall. By introducing the external IP addresses as a shared IP address, you can use a high availability (HA) cluster to transfer the WAN address to the secondary firewall and still be reachable under the same IP address. In our example, you would enter 2001:db8:1::10 to Shared Networks and IPs and label it as the First-IP, Second-IP or Additional IP address.

For more information, see Assigned Services.

Verify the Network Configuration

Open the CONTROL > Network page to verify that all network routes have been introduced successfully. Verify that the WAN IP addresses are displayed with a green status icon and that the introduced routes are available in the Main and Default tables. In addition, ensure that the default route is directing traffic through your ISP connection. 
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