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Re: The Choice: IPv4 Exhaustion or Transition to IPv6

  • From: Stephen Satchell
  • Date: Sat Jun 30 01:07:56 2007

John Curran wrote:
Steve -
For the first end site that has to connect via IPv6,
it will be very bad if there is not a base of IPv6
web/email sites already in place.

As the network administrator for a Web hosting company, I've not seen any coherent (and useful) information about how I can provide both IPv6 addressing and IPv4 addressing for the sites I host. I'm in the process of doing OS upgrades, and IPv6 is included...but currently I shut off IPv6 because I don't have a IPv6 firewall solution yet.

That includes DNS, by the way. I'm deploying new DNS servers, and would be *very* interested in how to convince BIND 9.2.4 to answer IPv6 queries.

Another issue: the Plesk Web control panel software from SW-Soft doesn't seem to have any support for IPv6. The CPanel Web Host Manager at least lets me create AAAA records in zone files, so roughly 1/3 of my customers *could* have IPv6 capability.

Lurkers: tutorials welcome.