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IPV6 only server

 11:45 pm on Feb 6, 2011 (gmt 0)

I have a VPS with IPV6 connectivity only. I'm not very expert with networking but I'd like to know if it's possibile to make the web server installed on it available to the IPV4 world too.

I can access it via SSH cause I have a IPV6 from Teredo tunneling and I can visit it via browser by using the IPV6 IP directly. I'm using ngnix.

The only way I can think of is if there's a DNS hosting service that allows me to use their service to redirect (internally) IPV4 requests with a provided IPv4 IP to my IPV6 web server so that to the user is like visiting a standard ipv4 site.

Is there a chance or other ways?

thank you



 11:53 pm on Feb 6, 2011 (gmt 0)

There needs to be some point where an IPv4 address for that server is translated to the IPv6 address. This can either go through a tunnel, or through a proxy server which accepts IPv4 requests and is able to forward these requests over IPv6.


 12:06 am on Feb 7, 2011 (gmt 0)

that server only has an ipv6 address


 1:16 am on Feb 7, 2011 (gmt 0)

The IPv4 address is assigned to the tunnel or the proxy, not to that server.


 1:41 am on Feb 7, 2011 (gmt 0)

Got it, can you point me to something specific?


 6:46 am on Feb 10, 2011 (gmt 0)

There are tunnel companies which offer access to the IPv6 world for clients which only have an IPv4 connection. Don't know of the other way around. The problem is that with the upcoming shortage of IPv4 addresses, there won't be much companies willing to give you an IPv4 address with the sole reason to tunnel traffic to that address to you IPv6 server. Setting up a proxy server yourself at a hosting provider who offers both IPv4 and IPv6 connections may be the best option, but it might be just as easy to see if you can get an IPv4 address at your current server.

Is there a specific reason this is an IPv6 only server?


 1:39 pm on Feb 10, 2011 (gmt 0)

It's free :)

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