What are you using IPv6 for?

MannDude

Just a dude
vpsBoard Founder
Moderator
Anyone utilizing IPv6 on a daily basis? I've got a slew of IPv6 addresses and nothing to use them for.

What's everyone here use their IPv6 addresses for?
 

Steve

New Member
Mainly on IRC networks that support IPv6. I briefly used it when I was doing the HE IPv6 certification, but tore everything down after that was done.
 
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johnlth93

New Member
Anyone utilizing IPv6 on a daily basis? I've got a slew of IPv6 addresses and nothing to use them for.

What's everyone here use their IPv6 addresses for?
echo 1 > /proc/sys/net/ipv6/conf/all/disable_ipv6

This is what i did. My bad  :popcorn:
 

Chronic

New Member
The same things I use IPv4 for. Just because there is a plethora of IPs available does not mean you have to use all of them. Providers assigning a ton of them by default is just a "feel-good" state of thought after the IPv4 depletion depression.
 
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DaringHost

New Member
We have a few clients using them with IRC networks, but other than that and internal use I haven't heard of any customers doing anything else with them.
 
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Tux

DigitialOcean? lel
I am now using my Hurricane Electric IPv6 tunnel far more often, sometimes swapping in my ISPs 6rd tunnel. I barely notice a thing while using the tunnel to browse the web.

I have IPv6-enabled most of my sites (thanks to RamNode), so that's a bonus.
 

kaniini

Beware the bunny-rabbit!
Verified Provider
We have dualstack IPv4/IPv6 for all public facing services -- CRM/Management, websites, mail, DNS, etc.
 

wlanboy

Content Contributer
Well, just for the sake to support it. If noone is offering something on IPv6 noone wants to use it.

One thing I really like about IPv6: They are dirty cheap. So I am able to separate my services - so I do not need to switch port numbers on socket based stuff.
 

TheLinuxBug

New Member
Hey guys, I just wanted to throw this out there for some to think about:

I tend to use ipv6 for back-ups and for large traffic items.  Why you may ask?  Well, most of the time (NATIVE) ipv6 is a separate infrastructure, as a lot of people are not very familiar with ipv6, usually the routes are not as saturated.  When doing back-ups and transfer on server with (NATIVE) ipv6, you may find you actually get better speeds and latentcy  than using ipv4 on the same server.  For example, one of my server in Germany that I have with native ipv6 I actually can get full 11Mb/sec (100mbit) transfer to my backup server in the US almost anytime, while over ipv4 it will get stuck around 5Mb/sec because of the route saturation.  

While it may not be main stream yet, this may also be another reason to take advantage of it now, while people are not over saturating it.  Also something to keep in mind, while some may have really good routes for ipv6 in place with a decent commit, some may not, so what I am saying may not hold true in all situations. 

Cheers!
 

wlanboy

Content Contributer
@TheLinuxBug

You are right. If the provider does have a native IPv6 link. A lot are only using tunnels.
 

splitice

Just a little bit crazy...
Verified Provider
Ive been using it more often then not as an address to bind ssh to in locations where the cost of IPv4 addresses is high (and I don't have a BGP session).

I would like to be using it for alot more, logistics of it on the other had....
 
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