Add IPv6 support to sites

Bug #995137 reported by Bryan Quigley on 2012-05-05
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This bug affects 4 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
ubuntu-website-content
Wishlist
Peter Mahnke

Bug Description

It's likely already on your radar, but I thought I would report a public bug anyway. IPv6 support is already quite important for the Asia-Pacific region, and Europe is next.

If possible, it would be great publicity if Ubuntu.com be ready by May 30th, so you can be part of worldipv6launch.org (actual launch on June 6th). If not, another site like ubuntuforums.com/(l/x/k)ubuntu... might be a better (and hopefully simpler) first choice. Subdomains can also be done separately.

Actual requirements:
Web servers have public IPv6 address
AAAA records exist pointing to them

IPv6 Tester:
http://ipv6-test.com/validate.php?url=ubuntu.com

Currently as far as "distros" (top 15) go only fedoraproject.com and freebsd.org currently work via IPv6.

Changed in ubuntu-website:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
affects: ubuntu-website → ubuntu-website-content
John Gilmore (gnu-gilmore) wrote :

Other distros: debian.org is also listed at worldipv6launch.org as going live on IPv6 by June 6.

To be live for IPv6-only sites, you'll also need to have at least one of your DNS servers live on IPv6 and
with an AAAA record for that address. Since the DNS servers for ubuntu.com are ns{123].canonical.com,
and canonical.com is also served by the same three name servers, you'll also have to add a glue record
in .com that gives the AAAA address(es) of your name servers. (Otherwise, IPv6-only clients who look
up ubuntu.com will be unable to look up e.g. ns1.canonical.com since they'd have no accessible path from .com
to ns1.canonical.com.) You add the glue records at your DNS registrar.

It would be particularly useful if the software update mirrors worked from IPv6-only sites, since otherwise,
machines on IPv6-only networks won't get security updates.

Changed in ubuntu-website-content:
assignee: nobody → Peter Mahnke (peterm-ubuntu)
Anthony Dillon (ya-bo-ng) wrote :

Is this something we should focus on for fenchurch? Rather then worrying about the Drupal hosting.

Changed in ubuntu-website-content:
assignee: Peter Mahnke (peterm-ubuntu) → Māris Fogels (mars)
Matthew Nuzum (newz) wrote :

I don't really think this is up to us, the web team. Wither the site works with IPv6 is an IS topic and we won't have to change one line of our code either way.

Anthony Dillon (ya-bo-ng) wrote :

Completely agree but I flagged this as something we should question IS with as they don't see these bugs.

Thanks for the report Bryan. Our plan is to migrate to IPv6 over the
next twelve months. As part of the move ubuntu.com will get an IPv6
address too.

Changed in ubuntu-website-content:
status: New → Fix Committed
Anthony Dillon (ya-bo-ng) wrote :

Peter can we get IS to take a look at this?

Changed in ubuntu-website-content:
assignee: Māris Fogels (mars) → Peter Mahnke (peterm-ubuntu)
Anthony Dillon (ya-bo-ng) wrote :

At some point, yes. We already have IPv6 support for some parts of the archive infrastructure, the main archives and security.ubuntu.com particularly, we certainly intend to expand it, but we have no specific timeline for doing so.

Bryan Quigley (bryanquigley) wrote :

Just checking my old bug reports, this is still valid and IPv6 tester link still works.

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