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IPv6 Linux Server Support



On Tue, Jul 26, 2011 at 3:22 PM, Paul Stewart <paul at paulstewart.org> wrote:
> Hi there.
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> Has anyone compiled a list of pros/cons on various flavors of Linux specific
> to IPv6? ?I realize that's ?a really broad question..
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> Specific example would be that we're primarily a CentOS shop - during some
> testing today found out that connection tracking is broken in 5.6 version
> (after all kinds of Google hits). ?I understand 6.0 (recently released)
> fixes this issue. ?I have not seen this issue in Debian for example to date.
>

I've tested two Linux distributions in an IPv6 environment, Ubuntu
10.04 Server and CentOS 6. Granted I've only been testing services for
a few months now but I've found that both can deliver adequate service
delivery via IPv6. I did run into the connection tracking issue with
CentOS 5 and you are correct, it is fixed in 6 (its also integrated
into the ufw program so setting-up host-based rulesets are very easy
in an IPv6 world).

In my case, its mainly testing both platforms but I haven't discovered
any significant issues with either, and this is running basic services
(DNS, HTTP, SMTP, a few little python JSON servers) over a 6in4 tunnel
on each platform.


-Proto