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Need help assigning an IPv6 range.

Discussion in 'Bind / DNS / Nameserver Issues' started by Spork Schivago, Apr 18, 2017.

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  1. Spork Schivago

    Spork Schivago Well-Known Member

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    Hello.

    I have a Linode server I'm redoing real quick like but I have some questions about IPv6.

    Linode has assigned me an IPv6 address (2xxx:3xxx::fxxx:9xxx:fxxx:1xxx / 64 )

    I've replaced real numbers with x's. For example, 2xxx is really 2600.

    When I login to WHM, I go to:
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    WHM >> IP Functions >> IPv6 Range
    Then I click Add Range.

    I can see the IPv6 address I setup as a shared IPv6 address right there. I'm following this guide: Guide to IPv6 - How to Get Started With IPv6 - Documentation - cPanel Documentation

    Because I only have one IPv6 address, do I just skip part #6 and not add a range? Also, I'm worried about the note in step #6.
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    You must add your gateway individually before you add the full gateway range, and set the gateway to RESERVED so that cPanel does not assign this IP to an account. For example:
    
    2001:0db8:1a34:56cf::/64 RESERVED
    2001:0db8:1a34:56cf::1/64 RESERVED
    
    My IPv6 gateway, according to the Linode manager, appears to be: fe80::1

    So I just type fe80::1 in the Range box and pick reserved? I thought fe80 was reserved for the link-local, which, to my understanding, is sort of like the local loopback interface, but for ipv6 instead of ipv4. Any help is appreciated.

    Thanks
     
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    Hello,

    You'd skip that step if you do not have a range of IPv6 addresses added to the system. Instead, you'd just setup a shared IPv6 address in "WHM >> Basic WebHost Manager® Setup".

    Thank you.
     
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    That's what I thought! I just wanted to make sure. And if I add more IPv6 addresses, then the IPv6 gateway should change from fe80::1 to something different? The fe80::1 is the link-local address, right?

    Thanks.
     
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    Hello,

    Your provider should be able to provide you with the specific range to use. It would not be fe80::1, as that is for link-local addresses, explained on the following URL:

    What is the relevance of "fe80::1%lo0 localhost" in /etc/hosts?

    Thank you.
     
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