Ecdysis is aimed to develop an open-source implementation of a NAT64
gateway to run on open-source operating systems such as Linux and BSD.
The gateway is comprised of two distinct modules: the DNS ALG and the
IP translator. The DNS ALG is implemented in two DNS open-source
server: Unbound and Bind. The IP translator
is implemented in Linux as kernel module using Netfilter facilities and in
openBSD as a modification of PF.
This project is funded by the NLnet
Foundation and Viagénie.
The project name, Ecdysis,
refers to the molting of the cuticula in arthropods, as an
analogy of IPv4 molting into IPv6. After molting, the arthropod is
fresh and ready to grow! Arthropods is also the expertise of the 5
years old son of one of the project leads...
Ecdysis conforms to the following specifications: