Since Leaseweb, the hosting company where void.gr’s server is located, isn’t yet ready to provide native IPv6 to dedicated servers, I decided not to wait for them any longer and to set up an IPv6 tunnel to tunnelbroker.net so that I make void.gr accessible over IPv6.
Setting up the tunnel is extremely easy. Having the following in my /etc/rc.conf does the trick:
ip tunnel add he-ipv6 mode sit remote 126.96.36.199 local 188.8.131.52 ttl 255 ip link set he-ipv6 up ip addr add 2001:470:1f14:e0a::2/64 dev he-ipv6 ip route add ::/0 dev he-ipv6 ip addr add 2001:470:1f15:e0a::1/64 dev eth2
Yes, I know I could have used some of debian’s config files for these parameters…Oh and you “ifconfig” users, time to give up using that ancient tool, it’s time you learn how to use “ip”.
So for you people who have IPv6 connectivity, just try it. The current IP of void.gr is 2001:470:1f15:e0a::1. Ping6 it
Time is ticking away…bye bye IPv4: http://ipv6.he.net/statistics/