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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: 5, Funny) by NCommander on Tuesday April 01 2014, @03:20PM

    by NCommander (2) Subscriber Badge <michael@casadevall.pro> on Tuesday April 01 2014, @03:20PM (#24236) Homepage Journal

    We upgraded your lawn while you were ranting. You can find it at ::1

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  • (Score: 2) by bucc5062 on Tuesday April 01 2014, @04:19PM

    by bucc5062 (699) on Tuesday April 01 2014, @04:19PM (#24283)

    That was just cruel. Delishly, baconly cruel. Well played, and now time to learn once again (reaches for TCP/IP Networking for Dummy, version 6)

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    • (Score: 2) by NCommander on Tuesday April 01 2014, @04:24PM

      by NCommander (2) Subscriber Badge <michael@casadevall.pro> on Tuesday April 01 2014, @04:24PM (#24288) Homepage Journal

      Actually, this might be a good topic for us to go in-depth about

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      • (Score: 2) by NCommander on Tuesday April 01 2014, @04:24PM

        by NCommander (2) Subscriber Badge <michael@casadevall.pro> on Tuesday April 01 2014, @04:24PM (#24289) Homepage Journal

        Oops, didn't mean to submit. I meant to write, go in-depth in an original post, vs. us just agitating news ...

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        • (Score: 1) by middlemen on Tuesday April 01 2014, @05:17PM

          by middlemen (504) on Tuesday April 01 2014, @05:17PM (#24337) Homepage

          Ncommander, please write a blog post on how you went about implementing the IPv6 features for SN so that other folks could be inspired to implement it for their own websites/LANs.

          Thanks.