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Does Github support IPv6?
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Does Github support IPv6?

I have some bash script downloading source code from Github. It worked well until I ran it on my IPv6 only VPS today. Surprisingly Github doesn't seem to support IPv6. Not sure whether it is real or did I miss anything?


  • raindog308raindog308 Administrator, Veteran
    edited February 2016

    They support it at least somewhat...or at least, they've created DNS records for it.

    $ dig -t aaaa
    ; <<>> DiG 9.8.3-P1 <<>> -t aaaa
    ;; global options: +cmd
    ;; Got answer:
    ;; ->>HEADER
  • raindog308raindog308 Administrator, Veteran

    Hmmm Vanilla seems to break my copy-pasted PRE'd dig output, but I'm too lazy to figure out why.

  • ; IN AAAA

  • LiteServerLiteServer Member, Patron Provider

    Github users are asking IPv6 support for quite some years now. I've heard that they do have support for IPv6 for their hooks, but besides that..... no IPv6 support

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  • @raindog308 said:
    They support it at least somewhat...or at least, they've created DNS records for it.

    $ dig -t aaaa

    I ran the same command. Looks like they really don't have an AAAA record. Shame on them.

  • FVPSFVPS Member
    edited February 2016

    No, they don't really have IPv6. So it's a bit of a pain to work on IPv6 only VPSs because so many sites don't have IPv6.

    I used DNS64/NAT64 nameservers to access IPv4 only sites on a IPv6 only service.

    Just add

    nameserver 2001:8b0:6464::1
    nameserver 2001:8b0:6464::2

    To the top of your resolv.conf

    And then wget and et cetera will be able to grab content from IPv4 only sources over address translation through these DNS servers. Speed is alright actually if not even sometimes really decent!

    Hope this can help you to get over the fact that something as big and as popular as GitHub has no IPv6.


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