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Why I can't use any of /64 IPv6 address allocated to droplet?

  • Posted January 11, 2018
  • IPv6

For any droplet with IPv6 there is assignet /64 IPv6 net, but only 16 addresses aviable for use. Why? Can I somehow use more, then 16 addresses?

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@grawity How about being able to assign different ipv6 subnets for name servers? using https://check-your-website.server-daten.de, I get this issue: Fatal: All Name Server IPv6 addresses from the same subnet. Is it not possible to have multiple ipv6 subnets for my dns?

The /64 isn’t assigned to the droplet, it’s just the size of the shared subnet where all droplets live.

(Like when you connect to a LAN that uses /24 IPv4, your OS shows it as “192.168.1.123/24”, but that doesn’t mean it’s your /24, it’s the entire LAN’s.)

DigitalOcean only provides 16 IPv6 addresses per Droplet