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HETNiX is now available over IPv6 as well !

Oh yeah! We are now accessible over IPv6 as well for those who prefer it over the old IPv4.

All HETNiX’s DNS records are set to use both IPv4 and IPv6 and it will automatically load over the most performant protocol.

Our IPv6 address is: 2a06:8dc0:0:ded1:ca7e:d::1

Also, starting from today, all HETNiX’s customers with services inside our Romanian Datacenter are eligible to receive a Free IPv6 subnet at their request.

So, if you have services like: Virtual Servers and VPS, Dedicated Servers, Colocation, BGP Session, IP Transit or Webhosting, please open a ticket and request your Free IPv6 addresses.


What is IPv6 ?

Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) is the most recent version of the Internet Protocol (IP), the communications protocol that provides an identification and location system for computers on networks and routes traffic across the Internet. IPv6 was developed by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) to deal with the long-anticipated problem of IPv4 address exhaustion. IPv6 is intended to replace IPv4.

Every device on the Internet is assigned an IP address for identification and location definition. With the rapid growth of the Internet after commercialization in the 1990s, it became evident that far more addresses than the IPv4 address space has available were necessary to connect new devices in the future. By 1998, the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) had formalized the successor protocol. IPv6 uses a 128-bit address, theoretically allowing 2128, or approximately 3.4×1038 addresses. The actual number is slightly smaller, as multiple ranges are reserved for special use or completely excluded from use. The total number of possible IPv6 address is more than 7.9×1028 times as many as IPv4, which uses 32-bit addresses and provides approximately 4.3 billion addresses. The two protocols are not designed to be interoperable, complicating the transition to IPv6. However, several IPv6 transition mechanisms have been devised to permit communication between IPv4 and IPv6 hosts.

IPv6 provides other technical benefits in addition to a larger addressing space. In particular, it permits hierarchical address allocation methods that facilitate route aggregation across the Internet, and thus limit the expansion of routing tables. The use of multicast addressing is expanded and simplified, and provides additional optimization for the delivery of services. Device mobility, security, and configuration aspects have been considered in the design of the protocol.

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  1. MOSE June 01, 2016

    Over the long term, deploying IPv6 is what we need to do. In the short term however, maintaining growth of IPv4 services will require address sharing which can only be considered a temporary fix.

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