So I’m a networking geek. Even in my spare time, I have to play with networks.

So just to play, I’ve setup a pair of IPv6 tunnels, one to Hurricane Electric and one to Viagenie’s Freenet. I have a bunch of different computers running IPv6, so I’m running OPSF6 (using zebra) to maintain the routing tables.

Unfortunately, about the only thing I can reliably do is SSH. Well, and SMTP; RedHat Linux 7.2 comes with some of its applications IPv6 enabled.

But no more! Apache has released the first non-beta version of 2.0, which has IPv6 and SSL support built-in! I built a copy, configured it up, and now this webserver is IPv6 capable.

I can hear you all rolling your eyes as you read this.

Now I’ll have to sit and wait (and wait and wait) to see if any IPv6 hits show up in the logfiles.

Writing this, I noticed just how many large, open-source software packages are involved. This would have been impossible on a closed platform, since I’ve had to apply (or invent) patches to work around several problems in the process.

Yay open source!

posted at 9:10 pm on Wednesday, April 10, 2002 in General | Comments (1)

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  1. Reid says:

    Aaaaauugh. And I just spent all that time getting Apache 1.3.something up and running!!!

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