IPV6 PPTP & Nginx, IPV4 works, cant get IPV6 working.

  • Posted on September 12, 2014
  • PekeltjeAsked by Pekeltje


I just updated my DNS, added 2a03:b0c0:2:d0::1 as AAAA. Guess my website must be reacheable from IPV6, but doesnt work (Used multiple sites to test, dont got IPV6 connection here myself). How can i setup Nginx to use IPV4 and IPV6 address?

Also i wanted to use a IPV6 Address with PPTP. Got a working PPTP setup on my Ubuntu 14.04 server, but dont know how to get IPV6 working too.

Does someone know the answer, or a tutorial for this? Im completly new to IPV6, and a beginner/medium ubuntu user.

EDIT: Seems my AAAA record is wrong to :(


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Nginx doesn’t seem to be listening on port 80:

curl -g "http://[2a03:b0c0:2:d0::1]/"
curl: (7) Failed to connect to 2a03:b0c0:2:d0::1 port 80: Connection refused

You need to tell it to bind to the IPv6 address in your server block. You should already have a line that looks like:

listen 80 default_server;

under it, add:

listen [::]:80;

and restart Nginx:

sudo service nginx restart

Nginx is listenening now.

 netstat -tulpan | grep nginx
tcp        0      0    *               LISTEN      437/nginx
tcp6       0      0 :::80                   :::*                    LISTEN      437/nginx

DigitalOcean tells me this are my IPV6 IP`s: Configurable address range: 2a03:b0c0:2:d0::14:a000 - 2a03:b0c0:2:d0::14:a00f

Can i just add 2a03:b0c0:2:d0::14:a000 as an AAAA so that IPV6 users will visit the website using IPV6?

And how can i test this? Or how can i setup my PPTP to use IPV6 to so i can test it myself.

EDIT: For some reason 2a03:b0c0:2:d0::14:a000 (My first IP according to DO) didnt work. With ifconfig it showed 2a03:b0c0:2:d0::14:a001, so changed my AAAA and seems to work.

IPv6 validation for

AAAA DNS record 		2a03:b0c0:2:d0::14:a001
IPv6 web server 		nginx/1.4.6 (Ubuntu)
IPv6 DNS server,

Thanks for the answers! Hope someone can help me change my PPTP to use IPV6 too.