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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) by bill_mcgonigle on Tuesday April 01 2014, @01:50PM

    by bill_mcgonigle (1105) on Tuesday April 01 2014, @01:50PM (#24146)

    If for some silly reason I wanted my fridge internet enabled, I would NAT it behind a firewall.

    If you have a properly configured firewall, what benefit is NAT getting you? Most people who are saying this are saying, "I don't need a firewall because I have NAT". Security is a side-effect of NAT, not its purpose.

    Does anyone actually have a compelling reason to use IPv6 anywhere.?

    Have you ever had to statically map a port on a firewall? Enabled uPNP on a router? Why just this weekend I was trying to VoIP chat with a friend on Retroshare and we spent nearly an hour getting this straightened out. That all goes away with IPv6 (not that my local ISP's even offer it...).