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I'm now deploying IPv6

7 January 2011 21:50

I've now gotten around to deploying IPv6 for my personal site(s) and machines. So potentially people visiting this blog are using IPv6 right now!

The Debian Administration website has been IPv6-connected and aware for a year or two now, although over 98% of users continue to connect via by IPv4.

Handling IPv6 & KVM wasn't too difficult at least, although I've done the simplest possible thing I could do, route a /64 to each guest and don't worry too much about it.

(The host machine has a /64 allocation of its own, and we've been granted an /48 allocation so we're not liable to run out. Ever.)

ObQuote: "You're not seriously gonna believe this man, are you? Are you? HE ISN'T EVEN FROM 'ROUND HERE! " - Hot Fuzz



Comments on this entry

icon Jason White at 00:46 on 9 January 2011

Congratulations on joining the IPv6 world.
Debian's mailing list server has been using IPv6 for quite a while also.

icon Steve Kemp at 10:48 on 9 January 2011

I've noticed that more and more parts of Debian are - e.g. security.debian.org, but I'm probably going to stick to HTTP, HTTPS, and SSH for the moment.

I'm sure that SMTP would be just fine, but I think being cautious won't hurt.

icon Wayne at 11:40 on 10 January 2011


I think detailing the setup more, as your using multiple subnets would make a great blog post and would help many people.

The routing and fire-walling steps will be good info.