miredo.conf man page

miredo.conf — configuration for Miredo




miredo.conf is the configuration file for Miredo. Each configuration directive consists of one directive name, possibly followed by one or several spaces and a value for the directive. White spaces, empty lines and lines starting with '#' are ignored.

Directives are case-insensitive. A comprehensive list of the supported directives follows:


RelayType (client|autoclient|relay|cone|restricted)

Specifies what type of Teredo relay/client Miredo will serve as. There are three possible choices:

client mode (the default)

In client mode, Miredo acts as a Teredo client. Miredo will first authenticate with a Teredo server (see ServerAddress), and if successful, will setup a Teredo tunneling interface with a public Teredo IPv6 address and a default IPv6 route. That virtual networking interface can be used to reach the IPv6 Internet as well as Teredo clients.

The use of Miredo as a Teredo client allows nodes to get an IPv6 connectivity from behind a NAT router device, as it tunnels IPv6 packets over UDP/IPv4 with special support for NAT routers. Routers of that kind usually only forward TCP, UDP, and some ICMP, IPv4 packets (with some limitation).

NOTE: Use of Miredo as a Teredo client is possible even if the system already has IPv6 connectivity through another way (native, 6to4, TSP, etc). In that case, Miredo will only be used to reach other Teredo clients, as its tunneling interface has a default route with a higher metric (which is to say a lower priority) than the other network interfaces.

autoclient is currently an alias for client mode.
cone mode (relay also works)

In cone mode, Miredo acts as a Teredo relay. It will assume that it has public global IPv4 connectivity with no firewall. In other words, the UDP port used by Miredo must receive unsoliticited traffic from the IPv4 Internet (see also BindPort). Miredo will create a virtual networking interface with a route toward Teredo clients.

Teredo relays forward IPv6 packets between Teredo clients and the IPv6 Internet. For that to work, Teredo relays MUST have a working IPv6 connectivity through a way distinct from Teredo tunneling (native, 6to4, ISATAP, etc).

Warning: This mode should only be used if the node has a public IPv4 address, or if it is behind a full cone NAT-router with proper port forwarding rules. Otherwise the tunnel will NOT WORK PROPERLY. Note that many NAT port forwarding implementations are broken.

restricted mode

This mode is identical to the cone mode documented above, with the exception that direct Teredo bubbles will be sent. Theoretically (see RFC4380) this permits operation of a Teredo relay from behind a restricted-port NAT. In practice, this makes NAT traversal extremely unreliable. This setting is present for backward syntax compatibility of the miredo.conf file. PLEASE DO NOT USE THIS MODE.

Client Options

The following directives are only available in (auto)client mode.

ServerAddress hostname

The ServerAddress directive specifies the hostname or numerical IPv4 address of the Teredo server to use. Teredo clients needs a  Teredo server to establish and maintain their IPv6 over UDP/IPv4 tunnel across a NAT device.

This directive MUST be specified when Miredo is in client mode. hostname must resolve to a valid IPv4 address. If it is not present, and no server hostname is specified on the command line when starting miredo either, the program will fail.

ServerAddress2 hostname2

Miredo assumes that the secondary Teredo server address equals the primary server address plus one. If that is not the case, this directive must be used.

Relay Options

The following directives are only available in relay mode. They are not available in (auto)client mode.

Prefix teredo_prefix

This directive specifies the Teredo prefix which the Teredo relay and/or server will advertise. teredo_prefix must be a valid IPv6 prefix.

The default value is 2001:0000::.

Do not use that directive if you don't know what you are doing, as it is more than likely to break your Teredo connectivity. That option must not be used when Miredo serves as a Teredo client.

InterfaceMTU mtu

This directive overrides the default MTU size of 1280 bytes for the Teredo tunneling interface. It should not be used if the default Teredo prefix is used.

General Options

InterfaceName ifname

Specify the name of the Teredo tunneling interface which Miredo will create ("miredo" by default). On some systems, it is not possible to redefine the tunnel name.

BindAddress bind_address

Bind the Teredo relay or Teredo client to a specific IPv4 address. By default, it is not bound to any particular IPv4 address.

Use this option if you have trouble with the default value, such as if you have a multi-homed host with equal-cost IPv4 routing, or if you have specific firewalling constraints.

BindPort udp_port

Define the UDP (IPv4) port number to be used by the relay or client. By default, the operating system allocates an unused port automatically.

Use this option if you have firewalling constraints which can cause Miredo to fail when not using a fixed predefined port.

SyslogFacility facility

Specify which syslog's facility is to be used by Miredo for logging. Possible values are: daemon (the default), local0, ... local7, kern and user (see syslog(2)).

See Also



Rémi Denis-Courmont <remi at remlab dot net>


Referenced By

miredo(8), miredo-checkconf(8).

August 2007 miredo System Manager's Manual