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posted by NCommander on Tuesday April 01 2014, @12:00PM   Printer-friendly
from the there-was-much-rejoicing dept.
As part of wanting to be part of a brighter and sunny future, we've decided to disconnect IPv4 on our backend, and go single-stack IPv6. Right now, reading to this post, you're connected to our database through shiny 128-bit IP addressing that is working hard to process your posts. For those of you still in the past, we'll continue to publish A records which will allow a fleeting glimpse of a future without NAT.Believe it or not, we're actually serious on this one.

Linode IPv6 graph

We're not publishing AAAA records on production just yet as Slash has a few minor glitches when it gets an IPv6 address (they don't turn into IPIDs correctly), though we are publishing an AAAA record on dev. With one exception, all of our services communicate with each other on IPv6.

Perhaps I will write an article about our backend and the magical things that happen there :-).
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  • (Score: 1, Insightful) by khchung on Tuesday April 01 2014, @12:43PM

    by khchung (457) on Tuesday April 01 2014, @12:43PM (#24085)

    (Hopefully someone who matters will see this, eventually.)

    Please just STOP these April Fools stories, lame or not.

    With the other site's US focus, one can hardly complain. But if Soylent would rather not have the same US-centric focus, then maybe Soylent should understand that not every country make a big deal out of April Fools' day.

    It is downright annoying to have the news site you frequent to become totally worthless for a whole day every year due to it being totally filled with fake news that pretend to be funny.

    Instead of trying to see which ones are fake and which ones are real, I just skip the site for one day every year. If Soylent follows this tradition, then I just also skip Soylent for the same day.

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  • (Score: 4, Informative) by xlefay on Tuesday April 01 2014, @12:46PM

    by xlefay (65) on Tuesday April 01 2014, @12:46PM (#24087) Journal

    Actually, I was involved with this bloody procedure, IPv4 was not happy, at all. It was quite bloody, but we got it done.

    PS: It's true, I swear.

    • (Score: 1, Redundant) by Thexalon on Tuesday April 01 2014, @01:18PM

      by Thexalon (636) on Tuesday April 01 2014, @01:18PM (#24124)

      "Look at them, bloody IPv4 users, filling up the bloody address space with bloody devices they can't afford to bloody connect."
      "But what are we, dear?"
      "IPv6, and fiercely proud of it!"

      The only thing that stops a bad guy with a compiler is a good guy with a compiler.
  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday April 01 2014, @02:34PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday April 01 2014, @02:34PM (#24198)

    It would be easier if you just gave in and started making a big deal about April Fool's day yourself. Start spreading the tradition in your country! It's fun and harmless and an opportunity for people to test their humour and wit.

  • (Score: 1) by timbim on Tuesday April 01 2014, @10:23PM

    by timbim (907) on Tuesday April 01 2014, @10:23PM (#24501)

    We're all gonna make is bro.