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NEW FEATURE: IPv6 now supported!

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NEW FEATURE: IPv6 now supported!

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Ok, all the non-geeks look away now.


For the geeks... I've installed/setup/enabled IPv6 for BikerMatch! Old and new websites.


Had to change a lot of the database and code also to allow longer IP address lengths but it seems to be running all ok.


DNS servers changed and updated also.


Config has been tested and validated.


So, for whenever IPv4 gets turned off - we're ready!
Matt @ 20/07/2017 22:58  

Errrr. Non geek looking away ?

rowanblossom @ 20/07/2017 23:13  

google.com/intl/en/ipv6/statistics.html#...doption

UK is around 20% ready.

IP addresses as we know it are running out. Actually they've already run out. That's IPv4 (released in the 80s)

IPv6 is rolling out now fast, but we're a long way to go before IPv4 can be turned off.

Globally around 15%. The UK is a little higher than average.

BM is ready to go!
Matt @ 20/07/2017 23:40  

Amaze your friends with your knowledge of the inner working of the internet!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IPv6
Wills @ 21/07/2017 09:21  

Wills even I'm struggling with this stuff. Been studying it all week and my mind is blown. Massive changes compared with IPv4 and a lot of frustration. I don't think I've been to bed before 3am all week!
Matt @ 21/07/2017 15:34  

Why are my eyes glazing over.........?He'll be wanting 64 bit capability next...
jinx57 @ 21/07/2017 16:19  

It's 64bit by default...
nickscafe @ 21/07/2017 17:15  

Irony is lost on some...
jinx57 @ 21/07/2017 20:48  

Next you'll be telling me i won't be able to buy valves for this computer any more
jinx57 @ 21/07/2017 22:02  

i'm stunned that i actually know what you are talking about... lol
feistygirl @ 21/07/2017 22:28  

I havnt got a clue, mines still powered by coal.
yarg @ 21/07/2017 23:41  

Behind every website name you visit there is a unique number, or Internet Protocol address. The Internet currently works on version 4 (IPv4) of this numbering system, and allows for about 4 billion unique numbers (256*256*256*256).

Although in reality, only half of these are actually used up because of the way they're allocated to different companies, it's still staggering that there are that many electronic devices out there capable of all talking to each other.

To allow for more device to be added, version 6 was created, which allows for an almost unlimited amount of devices (16*16*16*16 * 16*16*16*16 * 16*16*16*16 * 16*16*16*16 * 16*16*16*16 * 16*16*16*16 * 16*16*16*16 * 16*16*16*16). Of course, there probably aren't enough numbers to give one to each of the stars in the universe!

Hope that demystified it a little
ratkinsonuk @ 28/07/2017 09:53  

Which is why ISP's have been assigning dynamic IP addresses for some years now.
Imola72 @ 28/07/2017 21:05  

I'm convinced you all need to get out more..XX
jinx57 @ 05/08/2017 23:41  

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