IPv6 is the successor to IPv4. Rather than 2^32 addresses (like IPv4), it has 2^128, which is 340,282,366,920,938,463,463,374,607,431,768,211,456 unique addresses (34 undecillion). IPv6 addressing is quite different to IPv4 and is not backwards compatible, but protocols that sit on top (HTTP, SSH, ...

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Are there cases where the value for REMOTE_ADDR will be IPv6?

Even with fairly widespread acceptance/implementation/adoption of IPv6, I have only ever seen IPv4 addresses used for the REMOTE_ADDR value. Assuming I am using the REMOTE_ADDR for things like ...
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Disable IPv6 on Loopback address (Localhost, Computer name, …)

We tried installing a 3rd party software product on a new Windows Server 2008 R2 machine and found that everything works except for accessing local services through loopback addresses such as ...
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Understanding DHCPv6 Stateful Solicit message

I have been reading the full RFC 3315 and trying to generated spoofed nodes to ask for IPv6 address. (only for practice) Right now, I have a Ubuntu with wide-dhcpv6-server (the DHCPv6 server), one ...
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How to disable ipv6 support in Linux entirely?

We are currently setting up a some local network servers to run in a full ipv4 network. I can be sure, that this network don't have ipv6 support, and never will. Next to that, partially because of ...
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New service decision: IPv6 or IPv4?

While hosting new service these days, what would be best decision. IPv4 or IPv6 ? If we decided to launch it on IPv4 address: How easy/difficult to get IPv4 address (considering they getting ...
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Link-local address is unreachable

I have configured ipv6 on Cisco ASR 1000. Cisco configured as BGP router. LAN interface connected to linux and windows machines. All ipv6 addresses on CentOS and Windows are static. I checked Cisco's ...
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Setting up IPv6 ACLs on 3com 5500g to block Router Advertisment messages

Is there a way to set up IPv6 ACLs on 3com 5500g switch to block RA traffic on access ports? I couldn't find settings for setting up any IPv6 ACL. Acording to guides, there should be ipv6 specific ...
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Cant connect IPv6 linux server via Putty

Cant connect IPv6 linux server via Putty. Server IP should be like this: 2001:14c0:2:2f6f::6 But when i replace working IPv4 in my putty by this address, it dont connect returning: Unable to open ...
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Debian Wheezy doesn't answer to ICMPv6 neighbor solicitations

Hello, there. I manage some Wheezy servers with IPv6 enabled on all of them. They all have a global IPv6 /64 block using the first address in the block as the primary, i.e.: root@Host /h/david# ...
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ServerName with IPv6 with Apache

I'm basically trying to redirect every request on :443 to :443. I found this way to do that, which work pretty nicely, once the visitor discard the SSL alert (my certificate isn't valid for my IP, of ...
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Why would you use IPv6 internally?

Of course, I realize the need to go to IPv6 out on the open Internet since we are running out of addresses, but I really don't understand why there is any need to use it on an internal network. I have ...
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Debian 7 how are IPv6 link local addresses set?

It seems like when dhclient runs on eth0 I get an IPv4 address from the DHCP server and a Scope:Link IPv6 address attached to eth0: inet6 addr: fe80::a00:27ff:fed0:4d41/64 Scope:Link But I can't ...
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Can a global IPv6 address be NAT'd to an internal IPv4 address at a firewall-level?

As an organisation we've just requested our first IPv6 allocation. At present we are a wholly IPv4 organisation with a global IPv4 address allocation configured on our edge router and used ...
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IPv6: How to start? (ISP perspective)

In our company we have a range of /21 (2048) IPv4 public addresses. We have a bunch of Cisco routers and servers. How to get started with IPv6? What can we do to provide internet to our clients with ...
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static ipv6 route into a lxc container

I want to route an ipv6 ip to a lxc-container, but the packets are not forwarded. I do not want to bridge the lxc-containers to eth0 and i do not want to use autoconfig. Further i only have a /64 for ...
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Invisible IPv6 addesses in DHCPv6

A Windows Server 2012R2 provides DHCPv4 and DHCPv6 for the complete network. I wanted to add some reservations for DHCPv6 but the Server responses an error that there's already a Client with the same ...
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Set inet_interfaces for each postfix service

I have a complex postfix setup with dovecot authentication, amavis and spamassassin. The inet_interfaces are set to my IPv4 address, IPv6 address and IPv4 and IPv6 loopback. But I want that the ...
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ADSL router happily accepts IPv6 packets of 2K in size

As I understand IPv6 fragmentation, the routers do not perform fragmentation, only the end-to-end nodes do. And when any router along the path receives a packet larger than the MTU of the link to its ...
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Linux server not receiving default IPv6 route over PPP link

I'm replacing a pfSense router in a remote office with a small linux device, running Debian. The router only has to handle very basic iptables / DHCP and VPN facilities. It is configured so that the ...
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How to enable IPv6 Autoconfiguration with static address in Linux (RHEL)

I have a static IPv6 address I would like to assign. When I add the address to the /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0 file and restart networking I realize I get several IPv6 addresses. The ...
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CentOs 6.5 ipv6-ipv4 output

I think I disabled ipv6 on eth0 on my Centos 6.6 entering the following lines : I edited the file /etc/sysctl.conf, and I entered the following command adding the below lines into that file: ...
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“ipv6 equivalent” of 192.168.x.x (configuring a static ipv6 address)

Background: I have a windows 2008 machine and I want to make it a Domain Controller in a test domain made of two virtual machines. dcpromo pops up a warning if IP addresses for the machine are not ...
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/etc/init.d/iptables-persistent start returns fail but seems to work

I am trying to activate iptables-persistent on an Ubunutu server. Config files are located in /etc/iptables/rules.v4 /etc/iptables/rules.v6 I have installed the iptables-persistent package. ...
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curl and wget attempting an ipv6 connection

On my dedicated server (hosted by OVH), that is running a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04, curl and wget take approximately 10 seconds to complete a simple request. $ curl -v google.com * Rebuilt URL ...
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How to use same MPLS Traffic Engineering tunnel for ipv4 and ipv6

I have MPLS TE configured and working, but it is currently using IPV4 and I needed to include IPV6. My current tunnel configuration is the following: interface Tunnel1 ip unnumbered Loopback0 ipv6 ...
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IPv6 unreachable until restart interface [migrated]

IPv6 works just well in most time, but everyday 's midnight, our network is cut up by school to force us go to bed, and recovered at next day 's 6am. This is done, in my guess, by justing power off ...
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Something's up with BIND9…slave zone giving SERVAIL for all queries in domain

I've got a domain set up with bind9 on Debian Lenny acting as a slave to my DNS hosting provider's servers. The exact circumstances are I think irrelevant, but I have allowed transfers out to my ...
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How to connect a local network to IPv6 site / net? [migrated]

I want to connect my home network (IPv4 only conection to internet) to my server (IPv4/IPv6), what is the best way to do this? Current setup: Home network ("HOMENETWORK") with Linux (Ubuntu 14.04) ...
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ipv6 address assignment via local server from isp assigned block

I have been looking around and found the information confusing as best. Is there a way to have a server "recieve" the /64 ipv6 block from the isp and then use dhcp or something to assign it out to ...
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Ping returns an IPv6 address

I have 3 servers, a DC an exchange server and an apps server. If I ping the DC from any server or ping any server from the DC I get an IPv4 response, as you would expect, however if I ping exchange ...
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LXC Container with public IPv6 network

I have a setup where I wanna be able to access a LXC Container by there public IPv6 Address from public. At the moment I'm getting stuck while trying to access any other net than the network provided ...
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Publicly routable IPv6 linux container

My goal is to have a routable public IPv6 address for each of my docker containers. I want to be able to connect into and out of my containers using the IPv6 protocol. I'm using Linode and I've been ...
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OpenVPN: unable to reach clients over IPv6

Current setup: OpenVPN server with IPv4 and IPv6: [...] port 1234 proto udp6 dev tun server 10.9.8.0 255.255.255.0 server-ipv6 2001:1af8:3100:a00a:0021:a:b:0000/112 client-to-client [...] Clients ...
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Disable IPv6 address autoconfiguration on Windows XP

In Windows Vista and later versions, you can assign a static IPv6 address and the gateway to the interface via a GUI or alternatively with netsh. Addresses can also be statically configured on Windows ...
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Banning IPv6 addresses

I am currently accustomed to using tools like fail2ban to keep unwanted traffic away from my servers by banning IPv4 addresses: too many bad log entries per IP, ban the IP. However when the world ...
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Why use DHCPv6 over Stateless Address Autoconfiguration?

IPv6 and RFC 2462 provide a means for hosts to configure their own IP addresses via stateless address autoconfiguration. To me this seems like the bee's knees, and it leaves me wondering why someone ...
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OpenVPN with mixed ipv4 and ipv6 clients

I have a VPN server handling various clients; some with ipv4 only, some with ipv4 and ipv6, and some that will be ipv6 only. Some of these clients are roaming, so ideally they should connect to ipv6 ...
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Is IPv6 configuration important? [closed]

My website's server currently uses IPv4 only. I know IPv6 will be important in the future, but: Is it important to use IPv6 now? Does my website get less visitors if the server does not support ...
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IPv6 issues with Server 2012

We have a Windows Server 2012 domain. The server acts as our DHCP and DNS. About 2 weeks ago, Comcast changed something in their router I believe, enabling IPv6. Since IPv6 was never initially set up ...
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IPv6 record will not take for rDNS

I added the following to named.conf zone "3IP6.A.B.C.ip6.arpa" { type master; file "3IP6.A.B.C.ip6.arpa"; allow-update { none; }; }; I then created my dns zone record called 3IP6.A.B.C.ip6.arpa ...
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Teredo “Error: Failed to Open Tunnel Adapter”"

I have some Windows 7 Machines with an issue on the Teredo network interface. It's not working, and due that i dont have routable IPv6 behind a NAT and the tecnologies that depends of Teredo like ...
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IPv6 upgrade broke my SPF? [duplicate]

I run a small custom ecommerce website for a client. I've recently migrated from Ubuntu 12.x to Ubuntu 14.x at a major cloud provider. This came with the benefit of a free/mandatory upgrade to IPv6. ...
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IPv6 Stateless Autoconfiguration route advertisements

In our network, we have a Cisco router acting as the core router, connecting all our sites to the main site. We also have a Linux firewall connecting us to the Internet. Site 1 --\ ...
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How to scan ipv6 enabled hosts on my LAN?

I want to discover all my neighbors who enabled ipv6 protocol and still alive. I tried ip -6 neighbor show but it shows nothing. Can someone recommend a tool and show some examples? Thanks.
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What kind of situations should I enable IPv6 in my linux server?

As we know, IPv6 module is installed and enabled by default in our CentOS server. But I have never use it and many articles tell us to disabled IPv6 feature for performance or security reason. So what ...
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Is there a way to allow all external ip connections (i.e ipv6 as well as ipv4) in FreeRadius?

I need to accept all incoming connections to the FreeRadius server be it ipv6 or ipv4. I know that we can allow all ipv4 clients with: client 0.0.0.0/0 { secret = abcde shortname = xxxx } How ...
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Why privacy ipv6 address cannot connect the internet in guest vm

I have a guest ubuntu 14.04 installed in kvm, host is a fedora 20. The eth1 nic of guest is in macvtap bridge mode. Ubuntu default enables ipv6 privacy extension, and prefers the temporary address: $ ...
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very long “connecting” in chrome using ipv6

A connection to an ipv6 subdobain www6.example.com takes very long. In chrome the net tab shows 20s spend in "connecting". All other times are much faster. However only the first two connections are ...
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Managing IPv6 rDNS

Still very new to IPv6 and I talked to my datacenter and they do not do rDNS for IPv6. Unfortunately we currently do not support rDNS for IPv6 allocations. We can however delegate the IP block ...
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Fully disable IPv6 for rpc on NFS server - Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I'm trying to disable IPv6 completely on my NFS server (Ubuntu 12.04 LTS precise), but still seem to have some IPv6 ports listening as shown when I run netstat -lp: Proto Recv-Q Send-Q Local Address ...