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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: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday April 01 2014, @12:47PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday April 01 2014, @12:47PM (#24090)

    Companies like Google want IPv6 so every individual (and device) has its own unique IP address. With NAT gone, it will be much easier for them to identify and track your every move.

  • (Score: 1) by Nesh on Tuesday April 01 2014, @12:53PM

    by Nesh (269) on Tuesday April 01 2014, @12:53PM (#24098)

    That would be right apart from the Privacy Extensions which nearly every OS is using. []

    You automatically get a new outgoing IPv6 address every x minutes while still being reachable by the main address. In fact, privacy extensions hange the outgoing address a lot more than the DHCP IPv4 address your provider doles out to you. I know my IPv4 address is stable as long as I don't disconnect my modem.