IPv6

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Tomas Carnecky

20 Apr, 2012 10:13 PM

Please make the site reachable through IPv6. Thanks.

  1. Support Staff 2 Posted by Eric Hodel on 21 Apr, 2012 12:05 AM

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    While making http://rubygems.org use IPv6 may be possible in the short term, RubyGems uses mirror sites to serve up gems including Amazon AWS. At this time it's not possible to have end-to-end IPv6 for downloading gems.

    PS: I wish we could bring IPv6 quickly, I've had an IPv6 tunnel at home for nearly nine years now.

  2. Eric Hodel closed this discussion on 21 Apr, 2012 12:05 AM.

  3. Tomas Carnecky re-opened this discussion on 21 Apr, 2012 01:46 PM

  4. 3 Posted by Tomas Carnecky on 21 Apr, 2012 01:46 PM

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    Ok. In the meantime people can change the source in their gemrc to: http://rubygems.org.sixxs.org. Good thing that gem/rubygems doesn't use SSL, otherwise this hack wouldn't work.

  5. 4 Posted by Carsten Zimmermann on 14 Jun, 2012 06:55 AM

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    I had to resort to hacky workarounds when I recently set up a IPv6-only box. My hosting provider supports native IPv6 - is it of any help if I offer a v6 mirror? The way I see it, rubygems.org currently doesn't have AAAA records; by adding one (and pointing it to an IPV6 enabled machine) we could transparently add IPv6.

    DISCLAIMER: I haven't done any read-up on how rubygems does its mirroring.

  6. Support Staff 5 Posted by Eric Hodel on 14 Jun, 2012 07:30 AM

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    Re-closing, see my comment above.

  7. Eric Hodel closed this discussion on 14 Jun, 2012 07:30 AM.

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