ao2.it backstage: IPv6 enabled

ao2.it is now IPv6 enabled, in the last two months two things finally happened that made this possible:

  • my VPS provider Gandi.net started to assign one IPv6 address to each server; I would have assigned a /64 net to each user leaving the freedom to administer the addresses as wanted, but I can live with one address.
  • the Domain name registrar I use, Domainregister.it started to support AAAA DNS records, however he does not allow setting PTR records for reverse resolution, I think I'll have to handle that by myself.

You can find the IPv6 Enabled logo at the bottom of the page, here is the test summary for ao2.it.

If you would like to give IPv6 a try on your system and you cannot get native connectivity, look at the Wikipedia List of IPv6 tunnel brokers, and here is a guide targeted to Debian and SixXS.

Lastly, if anyone is interested in some IPv6 material I could also put the LaTeX source of my bachelor thesis about IPv6 traffic measurements along with the relative presentation on the git repository, they are both in Italian, tho. Just let me know.


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Well you 'always' have IPv6

tolysz's picture

Well you 'always' have IPv6 address if you have IPv4 :) and well to be able to call out 'miredo'

In your case you can add to your /etc/network/interface this will add the possibility to reach your host via ipv6 using compact addressing "::92.243.12.208"

auto tun6to4
iface tun6to4 inet6 v4tunnel
#printf "2002:%02x%02x:%02x%02x::1" `echo 92.243.12.208 | tr "." " "`
    address   2002:5cf3:0cd0::1
    netmask 16
    endpoint any local 92.243.12.208
  # now assuming your ipv4 is faster than ipv6 i.e metric 1
    up ip -6 route add ::/96 dev tun6to4 metric 1
    down ip -6 route flush dev tun6to4
    mtu 1472
    ttl 255

http://ip6.nl/#!ao2.it Your

Wilco's picture

http://ip6.nl/#!ao2.it

Your DNS does not work on v6, just sayin' :)

Hi Wilco, thanks, I'll ping

ao2's picture

Hi Wilco,

thanks, I'll ping my registrar to see what they have to say about that.

Ciao ciao, Antonio

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