TechSpot is now IPv6 dual stack enabled

By Per Hansson
Dec 30, 2012
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  1. Hi, at about 1PM GMT today we enabled IPv6 connectivity for TechSpot.
    We have seen the IPv6 requests increase as the Quad A records propagate via DNS.

    We don't expect this to cause any problems for the majority of our readers.
    Due in large part to major websites like Facebook, Google & Wikipedia being either partly or fully IPv6 enabled already, but please if you see any issues do report them in this thread.

    Thanks!
  2. Per Hansson

    Per Hansson TS Server Guru Topic Starter Posts: 1,917   +119 Staff Member

    Unfortunately we have had to drop IPv6 support due to it not being supported by Xenforo and thus causing the issue with Guest logins you may have noted.
  3. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,288   +281

    Hmm; Like to know the motivation for IPv6. Running dual stacked would still allow IPv4 and the newer IPv6 IPSEC would not apply. So what advantage were you hopeful of achieving for an end-point?
  4. Per Hansson

    Per Hansson TS Server Guru Topic Starter Posts: 1,917   +119 Staff Member

    I'm not entirely sure I understand your question.
    We want to be able to support our clients in their native IP protocol.
    Running a 6to4 tunnel reduces performance for the client.
    This is why we implemented a native dual stack.
    Right now we are back to only IPv4, that means that a native IPv6 client can't even reach us.
    Right now there should not exist any such clients, however there do.
    Due to the proliferation of smartphones & tablets exploding the pool of IPv4 addresses have already long been depleted.
  5. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,288   +281

    I'll respond by P.M.
  6. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 5,112   +223

    Isn't technology amazing. :)
  7. Darth Shiv

    Darth Shiv TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 1,134   +172

    IPv6 long long overdue. Everywhere should already be using it (as well as secure sites using TLS 1.2). Internet has a lack of leadership in this area from browsers, ISPs and major websites unfortunately.
  8. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 6,510   +308

    We were forced to turn off IPv6 because our community software is lacking proper support for it. We hope it will be a matter of weeks (or perhaps months if we are not lucky) until that gets added.


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