Ipv6 for the content provider

George Bonser gbonser at seven.com
Wed Jan 26 12:39:46 CST 2011

> From: Charles N Wyble 
> Sent: Wednesday, January 26, 2011 10:23 AM
> To: nanog at nanog.org
> Subject: Ipv6 for the content provider
> For the most part, I'm a data center/application administrator/content
> provider kind of guy. As such, I want to provide all my web content
> over
> ipv6, and support ipv6 SMTP.  What are folks doing in this regard?
> Do I just need to assign ip addresses to my servers, add AAAA records
> to
> my DNS server and that's it? I'm running PowerDNS for DNS, Apache for
> WWW. Postfix for SMTP.
> Feel free to point me at any good manuals and say RTFM :)

Most load balancers these days will allow you to provision an IPv6
virtual IP that balances to v4 servers.  So you can provide services
over v6 without a lot of changes inside your network.  You will need a
DNS server that hands out AAAA records though.

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