IPv6 for Fedora services?

David JM Emmett me at davidjmemmett.co.uk
Sun Aug 23 22:59:20 UTC 2009

A rather large ballache would also be ip6tables - I saw no mention in  
your post - thought I'd throw it out there also.

David JM Emmett

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On 23 Aug 2009, at 21:50, Matt Domsch <Matt_Domsch at dell.com> wrote:

> On Mon, Aug 17, 2009 at 09:22:28AM -0400, Jeff Garzik wrote:
>> Is there any IPv6 plan for *.fedoraproject.org ?
> I filed  a ticket:
>  https://fedorahosted.org/fedora-infrastructure/ticket/1623
> and the related wiki page:
>  https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Infrastructure/IPv6
> to get started on this.
> It would really help to get info from our kind hosting providers (PHX,
> tummy, telia, ibiblio, BU, serverbeach, others?) to know exactly what
> IPv6 capability is already present and how to get address assignments
> for our use there.
> My thought is this.  MirrorManager is the most interesting service we
> offer that would make direct use of an IPv6 address (to do netblock
> lookups).  As was noted in the now-closed ticket
>  https://fedorahosted.org/fedora-infrastructure/ticket/1057
> we will have to enable (some of?) our proxy servers to serve over
> IPv6, as that is where mirrors.fp.o and download.fp.o resolve.  We
> could set up a publictest proxy instance in one of the colos with
> native IPv6 already, one that matches the existing proxy there, but
> which also serves IPv6.  We create a mirrors-ipv6.fedoraproject.org
> AAA record which points at that proxy, and use that to test out the
> rest of the infrastructur (which remains serving IPv4 unchanged).
> This would give me a chance to work out any bugs in MM which I'm sure
> exist (at the very least, python-pydns doesn't do AAAA-record lookups
> and will need fixing).
> The automatic Internet2 detection will need some help too, as right
> now the BGP tables I'm pulling from
>  http://syslog.abilene.ucaid.edu/bgp/WASH/RIBS/
> is only listing IPv4 addresses.
> As for serving other content, if it's fronted by the proxy servers
> (e.g. web content), then it should naturally start working via the
> IPv6-enabled proxys.  Testing will prove that out.
> For non-web content (git, cvs, ssh?), I believe this is mostly hosted
> in PHX, which at this point we don't believe has native IPv6.  How can
> we go about requesting such in the colo?  I presume this is something
> that Red Hat IS would have to ask for on our behalf.  I'd much rather
> try to get native going, instead of dealing with 6to4 (the nearest
> 6to4 server is 10 hops and 60+ms away) or tunnels.
> fedorapeople is at BU, which has some native IPv6 capability, but it's
> not clear they use it:
>  http://www.mrp.net/IPv6_Survey.html
> As for DNS servers (serving DNS over IPv6), we have:
> ns1 is at serverbeach.
> ns2 is at ibiblio.
> We'll need to know their native IPv6 capability before proceeding
> there.  This is less critical, as most users are still doing their DNS
> lookups to an IPv4 DNS server at their ISP.  But it would be nice.
> So, that's my thoughts.  I'd love to hear yours.
> -Matt
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> Matt Domsch
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