void.gr on IPv6

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 216.66.84.46 local 85.17.162.131 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/

2 Responses to “void.gr on IPv6”

  1. November 2nd, 2010 | 15:17
    Using Mozilla Firefox Mozilla Firefox 3.6.12 on Ubuntu Linux Ubuntu Linux

    sotiris@banana:~$ ping6 void.gr
    PING void.gr(void.gr) 56 data bytes
    64 bytes from void.gr: icmp_seq=1 ttl=63 time=64.7 ms
    64 bytes from void.gr: icmp_seq=2 ttl=63 time=61.6 ms
    64 bytes from void.gr: icmp_seq=3 ttl=63 time=61.5 ms

    — void.gr ping statistics —
    3 packets transmitted, 3 received, 0% packet loss, time 2005ms
    rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 61.505/62.638/64.729/1.507 ms

    :-)

  2. November 3rd, 2010 | 00:56
    Using Google Chrome Google Chrome 8.0.552.23 on Windows Windows 7

    ping6 void.gr
    PING void.gr(void.gr) 56 data bytes
    64 bytes from void.gr: icmp_seq=1 ttl=55 time=68.7 ms
    64 bytes from void.gr: icmp_seq=2 ttl=55 time=59.1 ms
    64 bytes from void.gr: icmp_seq=3 ttl=55 time=53.1 ms
    64 bytes from void.gr: icmp_seq=4 ttl=55 time=36.4 ms

    — void.gr ping statistics —
    4 packets transmitted, 4 received, 0% packet loss, time 3003ms
    rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 36.478/54.398/68.764/11.749 ms
    :p

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