Originally published 2010-07-19 12:18:53

Connecting IPv6 Clients to IPv4 Services

I've been playing with IPv6 lately. My home computer, my laptop, and this server all have IPv6 addresses through Hurricane Electric's tunnelbroker.net, I've been using the IPv6 addresses for SSH, and I've made all my webpages available on IPv6 (the IPv6 version of my blog is at http://blog6.xvx.ca">blog6.xvx.ca). It's fun to play with, and ultimately we'll all be using it anyway.

Some daemons, though, don't support IPv6 (yet). To remedy this, I've created 6translator, a daemon that shuffles data between IPv6 clients and IPv4 services. You can download it from here and try it out.