NET 601, IPv6 and Hurricane Electric. If you haven’t burned the midnight oil and flipped out at your Window’s machine for a while, then I highly recommend the NET 601, IPv6 and Hurricane Electric experience. For us I.T. people who take pride in being exceptional at solving the computer world’s problems, this is a challenge not to be missed. After a week of frustration and inconsistent results, I am experiencing two big problems:
a) Slow DNS refreshing at Hurricane Electric
b) Windows 7 Home Edition – not web server friendly 😦
After trying different computers, different physical locations (therefore host networks) and uninstall / reinstall cycles, I am no closer to that elusive “IPv6 Sage”. The following few posts will describe my workarounds, and the utter joy of working in a Linux environment. So it is out the window with Windows, and just me and my Ubuntu baby. Locked, loaded and ready to dominate the IPv6 world!
The BIG FIX – why I am using Linux
UBUNTU 12.04, Quantal Quetzal
I’m not going to sit here and pontificate about the virtues of Linux (and especially Ubuntu ;p ), but let’s face it; if Windows Wouldn’t, then there is a very good chance that Linux already has! It’s the beauty of choice, that liberating freedom of flexibility and desire. And of course, there is an incredible support community out there. More than that, Linux and Apache currently power more than 43 million websites! It is a hardened performer.
The BIG FIX – test, test, test
If I am right about Hurricane Electric’s slow DNS refresh rate, then just using Linux is not going to fix 3 day delays I have had to navigate. To get around this, I am going to develop everything first and thoroughly test it to make sure it is up and running. When i am confident that i have a working Apache Server and PostFix email server, then and ONLY then will I go through HE’s certificate.
The following posts will cover:
i) setting up IPv6 – over – UDP – over – IPv4 tunneling (using wither miredo or gogo) & TESTING IT
ii) setting up Apache web server & TESTING IT
iii) setting up PostFix Email server & TESTING IT
But for tonight, I am going back to my Ubuntu box and might just turn this server into a Home Media Centre. Why? Because Windows Wouldn’t!