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Ground Controller Lvl 1
Message 11 of 24

Re: Cannot reach any github.io page via IPv6

IPv6 support would be great, so we can build github-depending software in ipv6-only containers, saving us the hassle to maintain ipv4 support for those containers that we don't need for our organisation internal services. FYI, all major linux distributions including repository access already work without problem on ipv6-only networks.

Copilot Lvl 2
Message 12 of 24

Re: Cannot reach any github.io page via IPv6

I'd like to add my support to the request for github and wikia to enable IPv6 support.

 

There's really no obvious barrier to doing this. Git software can easily support IPv6. Adding IPv6 to web servers is a well known, well trodd, well understood path.

 

Turns out that lack of IPv6 support on github is proving to be a gating issue preventing a number of environments from dumping support for antiquated IPv4, inflicting unnecessary expense and inconvenience on those environments.

FWIW, Atlassian BitBucket fully supports IPv6, so please consider this in your competitive landscape.

 

Thanks.

 

Ground Controller Lvl 1
Message 13 of 24

Re: Cannot reach any github.io page via IPv6

I also think GitHub should support IPv6.   There is a lot of interest in using the platform in the IETF, the lack of IPv6 support is a problem for this.

 

Could someone explain why it isn't currently supported.

 

Thanks

Bob

 

Ground Controller Lvl 1
Message 14 of 24

Re: Cannot reach any github.io page via IPv6

Came here to add my vote for IPv6 here as well. I've been designing my networks with v6 first and this is yet another major barrier.

 

Thanks!

Ground Controller Lvl 1
Message 15 of 24

Re: Cannot reach any github.io page via IPv6

Yes. It is about time. I got the same "we value your input" reply 3 years ago. Please act now.

And please add _full_ IPv6 support, not just for your webservers. We need IPv6 for Mail and everything else as well. Currently, github is pretty much useless for me.

Ground Controller Lvl 1
Message 16 of 24

Re: Cannot reach any github.io page via IPv6

I honestly cannot believe that common online developer tools like GitHub and Launchpad did not already support IPv6 connections years ago. Boggles the mind. C'mon, GitHub - get your act together!

Ground Controller Lvl 2
Message 17 of 24

Re: Cannot reach any github.io page via IPv6

I'd also like to repeat the others in this thread - GitHub Pages should support IPv6!

 

I've recently migrated a static site to GitHub pages. I've had to drop IPv6 support as part of that migration. :(

 

In the meantime I am going to keep a look out for alternative providers... Maybe GitLab Pages will support IPv6 soon? https://gitlab.com/gitlab-com/gl-infra/infrastructure/issues/645

Ground Controller Lvl 2
Message 18 of 24

Re: Cannot reach any github.io page via IPv6

Just discovered for myself that GitHub does not support IPv6.

Guys, I'm sorry and I don't want being rude, but in 2019 this is just facepalm.

Ground Controller Lvl 2
Message 19 of 24

Re: Cannot reach any github.io page via IPv6

This has been bugging me for years since all my FreeBSD jails are IPv6 only and it's a pain to maintain NAT64 just for the purpose of downloading some software hosted on GitHub. It's 2019 now and still no improvement on GitHub's end. I cannot understand that of all platforms GitHub must be one of those who seemingly completely ignore this topic.

Ground Controller Lvl 1
Message 20 of 24

Re: Cannot reach any github.io page via IPv6

For what it is worth, Apple is requiring apps that are submitted to the app store support ipv6 only networks[0], and I know Github doesn't have an app, but it shows that major companies are taking ipv6 seriously.

 

[0]: https://developer.apple.com/support/ipv6/