IPv6 Worldmark

World IPv6 day is June 8th, 2011 and ipHouse is ready!

What is IPv6 you ask? Well, that topic won’t be discussed in this posting as it has been discussed all over the Internet already. You can test your readiness by going to http://test-ipv6.com/ and checking your results.

This post is about what services are running IPv6 dual-stack on the ipHouse network today.

Many of our services have been operating in a dual-stack IPv4/IPv6 configuration since the middle of last year but since most connectivity is still only IPv4, most people would never see nor notice the IPv6 network capabilities we have already built into our network. Our network itself has been IPv4/IPv6 dual stack for what seems like forever with quite a few customers connected with native IPv6 connectivity via DSL, T1, metro-ethernet, and colocation.

Services at ipHouse that are IPv6 capable and enabled:

Web-hosting on our UNIX cluster is fully IPv6 capable and enabled, though only ipHouse sites currently have IPv6 addresses. If you are a web-hosting customer of ipHouse and would like to have your site enabled for IPv6, please email webmaster@iphouse.net with your request so we can make the necessary configuration changes in our load balancers..

Email inbound (greylisting servers), outbound (SMTP, POP, IMAP) are all IPv6 capable and enabled.

ipMom and webmail.iphouse.com are fully IPv6 capable and enabled.

DNS servers (caching resolvers and authoritative) are IPv6 capable and enabled.

T1, DS3, metro-ethernet, and colocation connectivity is all fully IPv6 capable and enabled (if you would like to request IPv6 connectivity, please send email to noc@iphouse.net with your request so we can work with you).

DSL service is IPv6 capable and enabled, though customer premise equipment gear is very lacking in IPv6 capabilities. See our previous blog post regarding this issue.

ipshell.com services are IPv6 capable and enabled.

MICE exchange connectivity is IPv6 capable and enabled – we are a full routing peer.

This blog site is IPv6 capable and enabled.

Our conference rooms and guest WIFI networks are IPv6 capable and enabled.

noc.iphouse.com is IPv6 capable and enabled.

Services at ipHouse that are IPv6 capable but not enabled, many of these will be enabled soon and this post will be updated to reflect the changes:

news.iphouse.com is IPv6 capable but not enabled.

lists.iphouse.net is IPv6 capable but not enabled.

stats.iphouse.com is IPv6 capable but not enabled.

Dial-up services are IPv6 capable though I don’t think we will be enabling it unless by customer request.

Microsoft IIS hosted websites are IPv6 capable but not enabled.

Services at ipHouse that are not IPv6 capable:

The Mailfoundry anti-spam systems, neither the web interface nor the SMTP services.

Our offsite DNS authoritative servers are not IPv6 capable at this time

I’m sure I missed a few things and I’ll update this as I find them (or remember, as the case may be).