test-ipv6.com

Jeroen Massar jeroen at unfix.org
Sun Jan 30 19:16:03 CST 2011


On 2011-01-29 00:29, Blake Hudson wrote:
> Does this site have an AAAA record? If so, my DNS does not pick it up.

ipv6-test.com itself does not, and that would be 'bad' also as then when
somebody has an IPv6 stack but broken connectivity they would not be
able to reach that site.

>From the oh so helpful FAQ @ http://test-ipv6.com/faq.html

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Q: Why is this web site reachable via IPv4 only?
You're right, there are no AAAA records, intentionally. A percentage of
users are unable to browse sites that are dual-stack. If the users can't
connect, then they can't be told they have a problem. This is a big
problem facing content providers today; of which, I work at one for my
$dayjob. As such, the main test page requires IPv4 (either native or
translated).
At some point, when the percentage of "broken" users has gone
significantly down, I'll consider making test-ipv6.com dual-stack..

Q: How do I test my IPv6-only host
If you ask that question, chances are you don't need this site. However,
if you really want to, visit http://aaaa.test-ipv6.com with your
IPv6-only host.
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Greets,
 Jeroen





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