IPv6-only virtual servers
This page supplements our guide to getting started with your virtual server with some notes on how to avoid difficulties when installing and running an IPv6-only system.
You can also find information on IPv6 settings for our network.
Connecting to the server using VNC
Although your virtual server will only have an IPv6 address, the host
on which it runs does have an IPv4 address. When you connect to your
server using VNC, you are actually connecting to the host, which
means you can use IPv4 for VNC if you wish.
status command will show you both the host's IPv6 address and
its IPv4 address:
[mythic] admin> status Status: shut down VNC IP address: 93.93.128.xx; (2a00:1098:0:xx:1000::xx/64) VNC display: xxx (port: xxxx); password: 'My5ecr3t' Boot from: cdrom Current CDROM: debian-7.1.0-i386-netinst.iso Network device type: virtio Host uptime: 10:05:38 up 241 days, 23:47, load average: 0.48, 1.18, 1.49
Although our network is configured to hand out your virtual server's
address with DHCPv6, the Debian installer does not adequately support
DHCPv6 and will give an error "Network autoconfiguration failed". Choose
to "Configure network manually" and enter the the IPv6 address you have
been allocated. Do not use the VNC host's address given in the
|IP address:||Given in your welcome email. Do not use the host's address given in the status command.|
|Netmask:||ffff:ffff:ffff:ffff::||(This is the default.)|
|Gateway:||Set to blank|
|Nameserver:||2a00:1098:0:80:1000::12||(This is not the default.)|
Once the network is configured, the installation can proceed as normal.