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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: 2) by NCommander on Tuesday April 01 2014, @05:14PM

    by NCommander (2) Subscriber Badge <michael@casadevall.pro> on Tuesday April 01 2014, @05:14PM (#24334) Homepage Journal

    There have been two stories that have obviously been false. There's one more in the hopper to end the BaconMuffins despite (I hate dangling plot threads) and then back to business as usual.

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    Still always moving
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  • (Score: 1) by dcollins on Wednesday April 02 2014, @06:20AM

    by dcollins (1168) on Wednesday April 02 2014, @06:20AM (#24636) Homepage

    So low Type I Error, but thus high Type II Error, and therefore even more wasted time through the day.

    Plus it's just stupid in the first place. Dump it, please.

  • (Score: 1) by dcollins on Wednesday April 02 2014, @06:22AM

    by dcollins (1168) on Wednesday April 02 2014, @06:22AM (#24637) Homepage

    Or at least make it a community vote/poll: yes or no.

  • (Score: 2) by lhsi on Wednesday April 02 2014, @08:28AM

    by lhsi (711) on Wednesday April 02 2014, @08:28AM (#24663) Journal

    I kind of liked the idea of a "slow roll". Normal day of news stories. Then one story starts of plausible but ends with an obviously comedic reveal (like what looks like a story about someone being bullied ends up with them being sent to their aunt and uncle in Bell Air). That way there is a tiny bit of April Fools (and only in one place)