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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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
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.
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.
I've resorted to proxying github traffic through TOR (which supports IPv6) in order to reach github from my IPv6 only hosts. 😞
git config --global http.proxy 'socks5://127.0.0.1:9100'
Instead of using precious TOR resources, better setup a NAT64 gateway in your network.
But other than that I totally agree I can't believe github doesn't support it already. How are the developers supposed to develop for the new protocol and make the change happen if they're hold back?