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skiwarz
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2014 3:04 am    Post subject: IPv6 without IPv4 Reply with quote

Anyone know if it's possible to build a system that ONLY supports ipv6 and have it be somewhat functional?
I'm just curious if such a thing has been done before. Seems like it wouldn't work, but maybe there are enough servers out there that support ipv6 today that it might. Thoughts?
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2014 3:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

id make a virtual machine and two kernels, 1 for ip v4 & 1 for ip v6.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2014 4:02 am    Post subject: Re: IPv6 without IPv4 Reply with quote

skiwarz wrote:
Anyone know if it's possible to build a system that ONLY supports ipv6 and have it be somewhat functional?
I'm just curious if such a thing has been done before. Seems like it wouldn't work, but maybe there are enough servers out there that support ipv6 today that it might. Thoughts?
I actually did this about a year and a half ago; the only thing that wasn't available at the time was the list of mirrors during installation. (There were IPv6 mirrors, but the list itself was only available over IPv4.) The actual installation went just fine, and the machine could be kept up to date through portage just fine.

Do keep in mind that while some key components of the Internet are dual-stack (IPv4/IPv6), not all are. So you'll probably want to keep IPv4 around for a while, yet. But if you're just curious if it's possible, the answer is yes.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2014 12:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have some machines they only run with ipv6, VDR, VDRclient, backupmachine, some VM's, IPV4 ist not needed anymore on servers. On Desktops is only ipv6 a little bit poor. IPV6 is easier than ipv4, you only need an radvd and multicastDNS. Ready!!! :)
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