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pgu
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 7:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Again, thank you NeddySeagoon,

I actually figured out how to start the vKVM. I could at least see grub starting and my kernel crashing, due to some problem in my initrd. I got by using the vKVM to view the messages, and the rescue shell to mount my file system and fix it. So now I'm running my own Gentoo :)

Thanks for the info about the virtual mode. The message on the server was rather confusing. I would have been more happy with a physical KVM which redirects VGA/keyboard/mouse and/or serialport over ssh or some web interface. But the combination vKVM and rescue mode did what I needed.

Also it's nice with a Gentoo mirror in "the same room":
Code:
GENTOO_MIRRORS="http://mirror.ovh.net/gentoo-distfiles/"
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 8:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

pgu,

Did you get your IPv6 running too?
The documentation is both misleading and in places, inaccurate.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

NeddySeagoon wrote:
pgu,

Did you get your IPv6 running too?
The documentation is both misleading and in places, inaccurate.


No, only IPv4 so far. That's far down on my priority list...
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 1:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd also like to know about getting IPv6 going on my OVH server.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 6:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

audiodef,

OVH have allocated you a /64 you need IPv6 support built into the kernel.
The catch one is that the router is shared between 256 users, so it behaves like its in a /56

You either need a route entry in your routing table to reach the router at all, as its not in your /64 or you set up your IPv6 as a /56 which is easier.

The routers address is given in the documentation as <prefix>ff:ff:ff:ff:ff but it may not be. My net file is
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# make sure use use iproute2
modules="iproute2"

# baselayout 2
# no brackets for baselayout2
config_eth0="5.135.178.112/24 brd 5.135.178.255
             2001:41d0:8:b970::2/56"
# we only have a /64 but need to use /56 here so the router can be reached
# otherwise the default route is out of our network

routes_eth0="default via 5.135.178.254
             default via 2001:41d0:8:b9ff:ff:ff:ff:fd"
#The router (default gateway) for each IPv6 is always on IP:v:6:FF:FF:FF:FF:FF

#My /64   IPv6:         2001:41d0:8:b970::/64

Oh you need to learn iproute as thats needed for IPv6.
Notice my IPv6 router is at ff:ff:ff:ff:fd, not the documented ff:ff:ff:ff:ff

There is a router discover ping you can send to get the link local IP of your IPv6 router.
It works, then you can do a traceroute from another IPv6 box to find out its global address if you want to be tidy.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 4:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool. Thanks, Neddy. :)
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 4:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi,

I just signed up for the SP1 dedicated server with OVH. I choose their XenServer install. After creating a non-root user I had to build the /etc/shadow and /etc/gshadow file using pwconv and grpconv before I was able to create a password for my non-root user. Otherwise things are going well so far. I am doing some research on how to encrypt some drive space for my VMs. I plan on installing some gentoo vm's of course. I don't really know my way around xenserver, but I thought it was a good choice for a hypervisor. I am going to try out this blog and creating a paravirtualized gentoo VM. I think that is just a fancy way of saying that I am going to create a Gentoo VM on XenServer :-).

At 59 bucks per month it is basically the same price I would pay in electricity to run a server from home 24/7, but the hardware is better then what I have at home :-)

I plan on deleting the OVH ssh support keys as well. I like my privacy. Mainly this is just for fun. I was really tempted to spend 89 bucks per month just to get more threads and RAM, but I am sure that 16 GB will be plenty for me at this time.

Thanks for this thread. I was getting tired of comparing different VPS options and am happy that I finally made a decision.

Sincerely,

dustfinger
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 6:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ChicagoVPS offers Gentoo - http://chicagovps.net/

I have an openvz Gentoo VPS with them and it works quite well. The base install image is a tad old, so it takes some time to get current.

But so far pretty good.
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