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Native IPv6 Now Available in All Locations

WORLD IPV6 LAUNCH is 6 June 2012 – The Future is Forever With the World IPv6 Launch coming up on June 6th, 2012, we’ve been working hard to make IPv6 available to all Linode customers so they can participate. We’re happy to announce that IPv6 is now available in all six of our locations across the world!

If you’d like to enable IPv6 for your existing Linode, just navigate to the Remote Access tab of the Linode Manager and click the “Enable IPv6” link. Once you reboot, your Linode will have a native IPv6 address ready to use. New Linodes and Linodes migrating between locations will automatically be IPv6-enabled.

Alternatively, NodeBalancers can be used as an IPv6 endpoint without you needing to actually enable IPv6 on your backend Linodes.

More information can be found on our IPv6 FAQ page.

Comments (15)

  1. Constantine A. Murenin

    This is great news! Also nice is that finally (London) is available via IPv6, too, as of a few days ago!

  2. Kevin Otte

    Stellar news! Congrats to the Linode team for being ready for this epic day in history.

  3. Matt Freeman

    Can’t knock progress… although I have just added ipv6.disable=1 to my kern line due to dhcp issues with older routers, this stuff seems problematic as much as it is desperately required..

    >Alternatively, NodeBalancers can be used as an IPv6 >endpoint without you needing to actually enable IPv6 on >your backend Linodes

    Interesting, I would of thought ipv6 the backend would be the most pragmatic first step?

  4. Jess

    Why is IPv6 important?

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  6. Anon

    Great news! Thanks for all your efforts!

  7. Benjamin Kerensa

    So glad to hear that IPv6 will be coming soon!

  8. Mark

    Benjamin – not “soon”, “now”:

    “We’re happy to announce that IPv6 is now available in all six of our locations across the world!”

    Linode crew: thanks! I’m fully IPv6’d up now.

  9. pablo

    A STUN server requires two IPs. Does it make any sense to use the IPv6 IP as the second IP?

  10. [email protected]

    Cloud Computing which required reboots? Yeah. right.

  11. rvt

    So, with ipv6 now available…
    We can technically enabled this on our linodes, and I have done this already last year for one of my VPN’s.

    But how do I go about and test if ipv6 really works for my websites?

    Is there a VPN we can connect to? Here on my location (Ecuador) ipv6 is no where near to be seen so from a simple home connection there is no way I can test if my server responses properly to ipv6 requests.

  12. matti

    Of course you can. Head to and sign up for a free tunnel.
    If you want the tunnel end-point to be at your router, you have two choices: Have or get an IPv6 capable router or if you have almost any Linksys router available, replace the original firmware with one from
    Have fun.

  13. Josh

    Proactive as always!

  14. David

    This is awesome news!

  15. Håkon

    Could you please post information about how much ipv6 traffic that your server centers now utilize, after this launch? It would be very interesting!

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