Unable to reach RIPE-whois through IPv6

Stefan Neufeind neufeind at gmx.de
Sun Apr 29 15:49:33 CEST 2007

Gert Doering wrote:
> Hi,
> On Sun, Apr 29, 2007 at 03:22:14PM +0200, Stefan Neufeind wrote:
>> I can ping the IPv6-address of whois.ripe.net from here, but whois seems
>> to be unresponsive. Turning to IPv4 it works fine.
>> whois.ripe.net.         567     IN      A
>> whois.ripe.net.         87      IN      AAAA    2001:610:240:0:193::202
>> Anybody knows details? Or maybe somebody at RIPE could have a look?
> "works for me" - so you might have a MTU problem on the path.
> (Symptom: "telnet whois.ripe.net 43" works, entering your query string
> on the next line works as well, but you won't see any response)

Hmm, strange. Does "not work for me" :-(
ping, traceroute6, tracepath6 seem to be fine.

But even telnet sits there "connecting". And I suppose there is no
firewall at RIPE actively blocking our IPv6-range :-)


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