Question Re: best practices

Ted Mittelstaedt tedm at
Mon May 9 21:29:17 CEST 2011

On 5/9/2011 11:41 AM, Gert Doering wrote:
> Hi,
> On Mon, May 09, 2011 at 10:51:23AM -0700, Ted Mittelstaedt wrote:
>> If your content is web traffic then do this:
>> no RFC draft stuff required.
> How *exactly* is this going to help for an IPv6-only-Server that has
> no IPv4 available?

In the example on the web page the admin had a v4-only server that
he wanted to connect to the v6 network and he did so using a proxy.

The OP wants to connect a v6-only server to the v4 network.  It's
the same idea, you just swap the v6 with the v4 numbers.   As Cameron
Byron already said, he did just that using apache mod_proxy which is
same solution listed at the above URL.  The limiting factor is that
mod_proxy only supports web traffic proxying.  As I said, the same
technique can be adapted to other protocols, you just need to use
a proxy.

For example suppose the v6 servers were SSH servers.  You could put a
bastion host in place that was multi-homed and people could SSH into
that, and their "shell" could be a ssh command from the v4/v6 host to
the v6-only host.

The OP only said "various protocols" which makes it pretty difficult to
provide answers.


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