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Topic # 179161 29-Aug-2015 12:18
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Hey guys,
I have a linux server hosted in a NZ datacenter. It has a main IP - on IPv4. It is also assigned 10 IPv6 addresses. The purpose of this server is to act as proxy and route traffic through it. 

Does Vodafone support accessing IPv6 servers? I have been told that to access them, the full path needs to support it. That means my Desktop > Router > ISP.

I can ping my local computer and router IPv6 address but what I fail to ping is any of my IPv6 addresses. Online tools come back with a successful response but not from my computer.

When I try to ping my server I get the failure seen below.

Is this really because of Vodafone not yet fully supporting IPv6? Or Vodafone not allowing IPv6 passthru?

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C:\Users\STEALA>ping -6 XXXX:XXXX:X:X::XXXX:XXXX

Pinging XXXX:XXXX:X:X::XXXX:XXXX with 32 bytes of data:
PING: transmit failed. General failure.
PING: transmit failed. General failure.
PING: transmit failed. General failure.
PING: transmit failed. General failure.

Ping statistics for XXXX:XXXX:X:X::XXXX:XXXX:
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 0, Lost = 4 (100% loss),

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  Reply # 1376075 29-Aug-2015 12:32
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Can you ping the GZ IPv6 Server?

And is 2401:7000:0:7::1b67:369c: your computers IPv6 address or one of the servers addresses?







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  Reply # 1376078 29-Aug-2015 12:38
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Yes it is one of my servers IP address. If you wouldn't mind, could you please edit it out.

I tried this:

C:\Users\STEALA>ping -6 ipv6.geekzone.co.nz
Ping request could not find host ipv6.geekzone.co.nz. Please check the name and try again.

Looks like I am unable to, no.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1376111 29-Aug-2015 14:57
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I believe that Vodafone don't currently support IPV6 for residential connections so your router won't be issued with a IPV6 address and you won't be able to use IPV6 outside your network. You could try using a tunneling service like that provided by HE.net?

As a side note I find it odd how providers give out individual IPV6 addresses... the bare minimum they should give you is a /64 or even a /48. I'm guessing this is a VPS and the node has only been issued with a /64?



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  Reply # 1376119 29-Aug-2015 15:13
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Thanks Kingi - that confirms my theory then.

As for the IP addresses - I'm not sure what class these IPs are. I'm not well versed with networking. However this is indeed a VPS.

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  Reply # 1376454 30-Aug-2015 15:39
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Damm, only just came back to this thread, the edit option has been disabled due to how old my post is. You will need to click the "Options" button on my post then select "report" so you can ask one of the Mod's to edit that post. Or if a Mod is reading this could they please edit out the IP address in my above post.

Also on your local computer and router. Do your IPv6 addresses begin with FE80? If so then they are just local addresses. They seem to automaticly establish as soon as you connect 2 or more devices together that support IPv6.





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