IPv6 Certification for WebMasters – Is my server IPv6 compliant?

11 Jun

Okay, it’s easy enough to tell if your Internet connectivity is IPv6 compliant, just check out the previous post. A bigger question is if your computer/server/network is on the other end of the connection? Yes, if you are running a server that needs to be connected to by loads of clients who all will be using IPv6 soon if not doing so already…

I know that (Hurricane Electric) have been running an IPv6 project for a long time, recently they have launched a free IPv6 certification project that takes you through the compliance process as a webmaster/hosting provider.

The certification enables you to perform the following:

  • Prove that you have IPv6 connectivity
  • Prove that you have a working IPv6 web server
  • Prove that you have a working IPv6 email address
  • Prove that you have working forward IPv6 DNS
  • Prove that you have working reverse IPv6 DNS for your mail server
  • Prove that you have name servers with IPv6 addresses that can respond to queries via IPv6
  • Prove your knowledge of IPv6 technologies through quick and easy testing

Not just that, it will let you have a good grasp at the following:

  • the format of IPv6 addresses
  • AAAA records
  • reverse DNS for IPv6
  • the IPv6 localhost address
  • the IPv6 default route
  • the IPv6 documentation prefix
  • the IPv6 link local prefix
  • the IPv6 multicast prefix
  • how to do an IPv6 ping
  • how to do an IPv6 traceroute
  • common IPv6 prefix lengths such as /64, /48, /32

For more details regarding the IPv6 certification process, please follow this link:



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