Support Staff2 Posted by Eric Hodel on 21 Apr, 2012 12:05 AM
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.
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