IPv6 is the newest version of the Internet Protocol. It is designed to supersede IPv4 as it offers many more addresses.

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Forcing *BSD to accept both IPv4 and IPv6 traffic on a single socket

I have tried a ton of stuff and keep coming up entirely empty handed. Allow me to frame the situation: I have a *BSD Jail setup in FreeNAS that runs a Plex Media Server (Plexpass). It has IPv6 ...
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IPv6 Tunnel via Own Linux (IPv6-connected) Server

Unfortunately, there's a lot of IPv6 tunnel brokers, and their documentation often clutters the search results for how to setup your own IPv6 tunnel. I have a Linux server with IPv6 connectivity. I ...
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Disable IPv6 on Interface in Debian Wheezy?

I'm working on Debian Wheezy: $ uname -a Linux openstack1 3.2.0-4-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.2.51-1 x86_64 GNU/Linux I set up two networks for VirtualBox: # Public network vboxnet0 (10.1.0.0/16) ...
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Selecting a good and stable IPv6 tunnel broker?

I'm looking for a good and stable IPv6 tunnel broker, to be used from Germany. For example Sixxs and Hurricane seem to be popular choices. What qualities should one look for when selecting a tunnel ...
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Using IPv6 with Virtualbox

I would like to test PNRP in an IPv6 environment under virtualbox. I have 2 XP VMs under virtualbox, and they only have IPv6 enabled. Firstly can I enable DHCP for IPv6 under virtualbox. If not then ...
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Why does Google Chrome listen on port 8000?

Occasionally when starting up a development server (again), it will die with the message that the port 8000 is already in use. Running $ lsof -n -i4TCP:8000 | grep LISTEN then reveals Google ...
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What happens when all IP addresses run out?

I recently read an article in which they wrote that that there will be a time when there will be no more IP addresses available. Is that right? Do I need to register a website now just in case?
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Why would my router have different MAC addresses for IP and IPv6 transactions?

Today I was using tcpdump and I noticed my computer was having IPv6 traffic with a particular MAC address that I could not match with an IP using nmap or arping. After looking at the tcpdump logs a ...
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Is it possible to use IPv6 in LAN with router only supporting IPv4?

My router (Belkin N1 Vision) seem to only support IPv4. The problem is that i'm trying to get Windows 7 Homegroup going and it requires IPv6. I'm trying to connect home computer which is connected to ...
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How to get the IPV6 IP address of Linux machine?

I want to get IPV6 address on my linux box. I know one command to get the IPV6 address. Command: $ ip addr show dev eth0 | sed -e's/^.*inet6 \([^ ]*\)\/.*$/\1/;t;d' Output: ...
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How to transparently tunnel a port from IPv4 to a remote IPv6 device?

At home, I am connected with an IPv6 address and additionally, my provider provides a NAT-like setup through which I receive a public IPv4 address that I share with other customers (the reason being ...
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IPv4, IPv6 and IPTables

I have just recently learned that even if I block all traffic to my webserver using iptables it is still vulnerable to external attacks via IPv6. In my understanding, this renders iptables-only ...
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How does IPv6 source address selection work in Linux?

How does Linux choose which of possibly many IPv6 source addresses to use when connecting to another site? I am opening connections to 6to4 and non-6to4 sites from a host configured with both a 6to4 ...
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Is there a way to test alternate IPv4 routes?

i am using Hurricane Electric's Tunnel Broker service to get IPv6 connectivity. TunnelBroker lets you have access to the IPv6 Internet by using a standard IPv6 tunneling protocol. You send IPv6 ...
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Accessing IPv6 addresses through an SSH tunnel

I have a remote Arch Linux server which has IPv6 enabled (through Tunnelbroker, I am able to do ping6 ipv6.google.com successfully) and I want to know if it's possible to use PuTTY on my Windows 7 ...
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What protocol is Window's v6v4tunnel implementing?

Microsoft Windows allows the creation of an "IPv6-in-IPv4 point-to-point tunnel": >netsh interface ipv6 add v6v4tunnel "My Tunnel" 192.168.1.13 209.51.181.2 My question is: what protocol is ...
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Use IPv6 temporary address only with remote peers

I think this question concerns the interaction between the configurable Default Address Selection algorithm defined by RFC-3484 and the temporary addresses defined by RFC-4941, though the solution may ...
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How to use ipv6 with Vagrant and VirtualBox?

I have a Vagrant setup running Ubuntu in VirtualBox. I'm trying to create a public virtual network interface that I can access from the host. I have had no problem doing this with ipv4. Using ipv6 I ...
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Does IPV6 matter when choosing a new switch for home network?

Looking to upgrade my Fast Ethernet home network switch to a Gigabit Ethernet switch. Figured I should make sure that the new device supports IPV6, but in looking at the specs of a few switches, I ...
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How to get started with TCP/IP v6?

Now and then there is "news" about that the IP numbers will run out in X years, and we must change to TCP/IP v6... And even though this crisis never really happens it has waken a question, how do ...
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Map a Windows network folder using IPv6

I need to map or browse a network folder. I can only use IPv6 in the browser / URL. Is this possible? I am using two Windows 7 machines, one Vista PC, and one Windows Server 2008 R2 machine. The ...
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MTU is 1500, why the first fragment length is 1496 in IPv6?

ping6 ipv6Address -s 1500 This command will result a fragment. Observed by wireshark, the 1st fragment packet's length is 1496 (from layer 3). Since the MTU is 1500, I am confused by this 1496 ...
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DHCPv6 server + client on Linux

Which IPv6 capable DHCP server and client is best to use on Ubuntu? I can't find a good HOWTO. ISC DHCP?
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Will I be able to register my own IPv6 address as an individual?

I know that at this moment, for all practical terms it is almost impossible to register a small portion of IPv4 addresses as an individual or even a small scale corporation. My question is if the ...
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when describing an IPv6 subnet, what does the /n notation mean, where n = 64, 128, etc.?

I have seen IPv6 subnets described as /64 or /128, particularly by hosting companies. Does a /64 subnet mean there are 64 ipv6 addresses? Or 64bits worth of ipv6 addresses?
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Why does Win7 SP7 64-bit try to resolve DNS agsint IPv6 DNS Servers?

Pretty vanilla, just installed Win 7, SP1, 64-bit. NO IPv6 ACCESS. The network status says IPv4: Internet. IPv6: No network access. Pick a domain that has DNS servers that have both IPv4 and IPv6 ...
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Routing IPv6 traffic through Debian pptpd into Hurricane Electric's IPv6 tunnel

I have set up a tunnel using Hurricane Electric's services on a Debian machine. It seems to work alright; I can ping6 ipv6.google.com and open it in links. I've also set up a PPTP daemon on the ...
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Possible to Use IPv4 and IPv6 at the same time?

Can IPv6 and IPv4 work simultaneously?
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How to connect 2 PC by IPV6 in a LAN?

I have two PC, A and B, connected by a switch. I installed ipv6 on both of them. Autoconfigure give them 2 IPV6 address: A preferred link-local fe80::21e:4fff:fec4:50f7, life infinite B ...
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Firefox sporadically loses ability to perform DNS lookups

I've scoured the web for several days now, essentially every single time I encounter this. I hope someone here knows a solution to this. Facts I'm using the latest stable release of Firefox at the ...
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Throttled download speeds on new router with Comcast (ipv6 vs ipv4)

Issue with Comcast cable on Linksys or Cisco routers (and others) involving throttled download speed on ipv4. I recently upgraded my internet service to 100+ Mbs and also upgraded my router to ...
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bind-address = ::1 # however, netstat shows 0.0.0.0:3306 LISTENING

I'm running MySQL 5.6 on 64-bit Windows 7 with IPv6 and IPv4 enabled. In my.ini: port=3306 bind-address = ::1 I was hoping to use IPv6 and restrict to the loop-back adapter. I used ::1 instead ...
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Get IPv6 address of an IPv4 machine?

Given two machines on a local network, both connected via IPv4 and IPv6, can machine A get the IPv6 of machine B if it has machine B's IPv4 address? I presume the ARP cache should be able to provide ...
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How to use IPsec?

IPsec is a protocol suite built on top of IP. Originally designed with IPv6, it also exists in IPv4. IPsec enables encrypted communications between hosts at the IP level (that is, upper layers ...
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How to get dynamic dns entry for ipv6-only host?

The host is behind NAT and uses Teredo to get globally routable. How to make it easily-reachable? For IPv4 case we just use no-ip or dyndns, however for ipv6 I don't see AAAA replies from dyndns's ...
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Why has ping started to resolve hostnames to IPv6 addresses?

Why would my computer (Vista Business) begin to start pinging using IPv6? I have not to my knowledge made any change to enable this. When I ping a local computer with it's hostname, ping has started ...
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Configuring a static IPv6 address that inherits delegated prefix

My ISP (comcast) delegates a prefix, my router is passing along the prefix delegation (pd) onto the LAN. My Debian machine is getting the prefix and appending using EUI-64 address. That's nice but not ...
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How can I manually generate a new temporary ipv6 address by generating a new host identifier on Windows/Linux

Right now I am playing a bit with IPv6. Is there any way how I can manually force Windows/Linux to generate a new host identifier instead of waiting for Windows/Linux to do it on it's on schedule ...
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When will the LIR's run out of the IPv4 addresses? [closed]

"The Asia Pacific Network Information Centre, the RIR responsible for assigning IP addresses to the region, announced the release of its last available batch of IPv4 addresses on 15 April." ...
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disable IPv6 autoconf (MAC-based) IPv6 address without disabling privacy addresses?

Is it possible to configure the Linux kernel to automatically get the RFC4941 temporary (privacy) IPv6 addresses without getting the RFC4862 public (MAC-based) IPv6 address? With the following sysctl ...
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How to block a program from using IPv4?

I have a program that can communicate over IPv4 (TCP and UDP) and over IPv6 (TCP and UDP). I want to block the program from being able to use IPv4. I tried the Windows Firewall: Except it blocks ...
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How to configure OpenWRT to route IPv6 traffics?

I recently bought a router and flashed OpenWRT, with kmod-ipv6 and radvd installed. I was trying to set up IPv6 connections, but I can only ping ipv6.google.com from the router, not the computers ...
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How to prefer ipv6 over ipv4 only for specific websites?

I only have ipv6 connectivity via a HE tunnel on my router, so normally I want to prefer ipv4 over ipv6. For some websites however, I would like to prefer ipv6. Right now I have just set ...
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How do I know if a router can handle multiple static IPs?

How do I know if a router can handle multiple static IPs? Is there a protocol or something I should look out for? Also - how important is it that my router can support IPv6?
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Accessing an IPv6 server with an IPv4 address?

I have a server (Mac OS X 10.11) machine at home which exposes various services via web interfaces. I would like to access these from outside my own network. My ISP does not provide IPv4 addresses and ...
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How do I properly access Google through IPV6?

I'm trying to access Google through IPv6. However, it seems to want to send me back to IPv4! I did a DNS lookup on IPv6.google.com at http://centralops.net/co/ and found their IP, then tried this... ...
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Which Linux-based firewall supports IPv6?

Out of the box neither IPCop nor ipfire support IPv6, not even on the green interface (internal LAN). How do I add IPv6 support to one of them? If that's not possible, is there a linux-based embedded ...
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Is an openVPN with ipv6 more secure than PPTP VPN with ipv4?

I have heard that using ipv6 in combination with a PPTP vpn can expose your true ip address, so I have been using a PPTP VPN with ipv4 for the past few months. I am considering switching to an openVPN ...
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Will the removal of NAT (with the use of IPv6) be bad for consumers? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How will IPv6 impact everyday users? (World IPv6 Day) As I understand when we have finally made the switch to IPv6 not only will NAT be unnecessary but it is ...
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How do I deploy IPv6 within a LAN using a Debian based router and prefix delegation?

My ISP started using DHCPv6, which means with this /etc/network/interfaces... auto lo eth0 eth1 iface lo inet loopback allow-hotplug eth0 iface eth0 inet static address 192.168.0.1 netmask ...