Installing Asterisk 10.2.1 from source on Debian Wheezy

I decided to install an Asterisk on my home gw/server, and figured that the version via apt-get was waaaaaay to old.

I’m not much of a fan of “polluting” my servers with things compiled from source – makes reinstallation boring. But sometimes there just isn’t much choice.

I found a nice guide for installing Asterisk on squeeze.

For most of the time the guide was fine for Wheezy, but I had to install some additional packages
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IPv6 with bredband2.se

Finally some good news on IPv6 connectivity via bredband2.se 🙂

(link updated to reflect new place)
vi-tar-ipv6-pa-allvar

It means that I still can’t get native connectivity, but they have realized the need to tell why they can’t deliver now, and give some pointers on how to get IPv6 anyway – now I’ll just wait for an upgrade to the equipment where I live 🙂

IPv6 over IPv4 IPsec?

Now we have a nice IPsec tunnel between two sites we would like to get some IPv6 connectivity between the two sites as well.

This is _really_ easy to do.

All we have to do in order to achieve our goal is to attach the following to our ipsec.conf (this is on router1, router2 should have minor changes) + add ipv6 addresses to the inside interfaces on the routers

conn lan1-lan2-ipv6
 connaddrfamily=ipv6
 leftsourceip=2axx:xxxx:8::1
 leftsubnet=2axx:xxxx:8::/64
 rightsubnet=2axx:xxxx:9::/64
 rightsourceip=2axx:xxxx:9::2
 also=router1-router2

Don’t look too much on the addresses 😛

Building a site-to-site VPN with Debian/Ubuntu and Openswan

Got two or more places you want to connect in a secure manner?
Then building a VPN might be a good idea.
For opensource VPN solutions you have two choices (roughly said) – OpenVPN or IPsec

OpenVPN is great for connections from roadwarriors, and some cases for site-to-site, but securing all trafiic between two sites – including between the two routers, is a pain. Another thing to consider is: both endpoints have to run OpenVPN.

IPsec on the other hand is fairly easy to use, once you’ve tried it once + you can use a lot of different equipment as endpoints.
This blog will look at setting up a VPN between two Debian/Ubuntu nodes.
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