Why is Digital Ocean being so stingy with IPv6 addresses?

February 5, 2018 732 views
IPv6
imcdona
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imcdona

Why is Digital Ocean being so stingy in handing out IPv6 addresses?

They provide a paltry 15 addresses when there are over 340 trillion, trillion, trillion IPv6 addresses available.

You read that right.There's enough addresses for many trillions of addresses to be assigned to EVERY PERSON ON EARTH. Yet Digital Ocean only provides you with 15 addresses.

Here's another way to think about it: There are 340 undecillion IPv6 addresses. Yet Digital Ocean only provides 15 addresses.

And another: There are 340,282,366,920,938,463,463,374,607,431,768,211,456 IPv6 addresses available yet Digital Ocean only provides 15 addresses.

Why Digital Ocean? Why?

1 Answer

IPv6 at DigitalOcean is just plain broken and is the main reason I haven’t moved VMs from other providers here. They should be providing /64s at a minimum and they’ve been ignoring the issue for years. If you require serious IPv6 connectivity, look elsewhere.

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