Getting ready for IPv6

Today, I decided my server needs to get ready for the future. That means I have to configure IPv6.
Luckily my cloud provider supports IPv6 for quite some time now and I was able to pick an address from his IP address space like 1-2-3.

Configuring the OpenSuSE was a bit tricky and my first 2 attempts failed miserably.
But once I figured out what the auto config script of my provider’s Virtual Server Network Build did wrong, it was quite easy to configure the static IP and add the right default routes.


PING 32 data bytes
40 bytes from 2001:8e0:40:315::1:ff: icmp_seq=0 ttl=56 time=15.1 ms
40 bytes from 2001:8e0:40:315::1:ff: icmp_seq=1 ttl=56 time=15.0 ms
40 bytes from 2001:8e0:40:315::1:ff: icmp_seq=2 ttl=56 time=15.0 ms
40 bytes from 2001:8e0:40:315::1:ff: icmp_seq=3 ttl=56 time=15.0 ms

--- ping statistics ---
4 packets transmitted, 4 received, 0% packet loss, time 3013ms
rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 15.039/15.083/15.155/0.157 min schatz, pipe 2

Checked port 80 on Host/IP

The checked port (80, service http) is online/reachable!

Completed portscan in 0.1194 seconds

Rolf Klemenz