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IPv6 Connectivity

May 7, 2013

One of the features of our new internet connection is native IPv6 connectivity. As the IPv4 address space is exhausted and will soon be very expensive to get addresses, IPv6 needs to be on everyone’s radar. Our ten year old layer-3 core switch doesn’t support IPv6 but I was able to bring up a virtual Linux server to do the routing. Obviously this isn’t an ideal situation, but until we can get a more up-to-date router, this should work for giving all our servers v6 addresses.

Fibertech gave us a /48 block of addresses. That’s 2^(128-48) or 1,208,925,819,614,629,174,706,176 addresses! I’m hoping that’s enough. If you were to scan 1 million of our addresses every second it would take you 3 times the age of the universe to scan them all.