"Six Years After: State of IPv6 Deployment 2018"
#ipv6 | #networking
if your instance isn't IPv6 enabled (both inbound and outbound), why the fuck not?
this is a callout post
also going to link this post here about doing IPv6 in Docker + Mastodon if Docker is your answer:
my long time standing offer to help instances with IPv6 deployment still stands BTW
thanks to @rey Mastodon (as of 2.3.3) is more resilient to IPv6 failures and will retry over v4
"request: in the event of failure, try other IPs (#6761) #6813"
if this is a thing you are worried about
@staticsafedon't run an instance, but find my technical understanding of IPv6 lacking. Any good resources for beginners to recommend?
@Dissemble I usually recommend beginners start with the Wikipedia page for IPv6, it has a reasonable explanation of the concepts with links to further reading in the references
@staticsafe Thank you kindly!
@Dissemble np, if you have any questions feel free to join the #ipv6 IRC channel on Freenode, plenty of folks there who can answer your questions
@staticsafe I would love to, but always struggled with how to join irc anonymously. Is there a @matrix #matrix bridge?
@Dissemble I don't think so, at least not into #ipv6
you can connect via Tor if you already have a registered account or use a VPN
@staticsafe I tried joining freenode using a vpn, but they blocked all the ip address from mine AND tor :( Perhaps they have since lifted those from the blacklist?
@Dissemble I don't know if they are still blocking those, sorry
@staticsafe No problem, thank you for the link!
@Dissemble @staticsafe @matrix There is a generic matrix bridge to all of Freenode:
@staticsafe some hosters, such as Google cloud, don't do IPv6.
@smallsees yep, extremely disappointing considering that their biggest competitor supports IPv6 quite well
really want to know what the hold up is there