Ipv6 for the content provider

Owen DeLong owen at delong.com
Wed Jan 26 12:47:41 CST 2011

On Jan 26, 2011, at 10:39 AM, George Bonser wrote:

>> 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.
And if your servers behind the LB aren't prepared for it, you lose a LOT
of logging data, geolocation capabilities, and some other things if you
go that route.


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