2016/05/05 Leave a comment
NodePing now supports IPv6… mostly.
Our website and server monitoring service can now monitor IPv6 services. With real, honest-to-goodness ICMP pings as well as the funky bracket notation for URLs:
Our IPv6 support is pretty extensive.
Even though IPv6 adoption has only just crossed the 10% mark, we know many of our customers are out in front of that pack and we’re happy to keep an eye on your v6 stuff.
If you’re using hostnames that resolve to both IPv4 and IPv6, you’ll need to set up separate checks and specify the IPv6 services using the IP as our services will continue to prefer IPv4 for resolution of hostnames. The exception here is our ping check, where you can specify the protocol version to use with a hostname. You’ll need two checks to cover both protocols.
Unfortunately there are a few caveats and addendums… A couple of our check type don’t yet support IPv6 routing – RBL and SIP checks. Not many RBLs (Real-time BlackLists) support IPv6 addresses and our SIP check relies on a library that doesn’t support IPv6. We’ll keep an eye on these and add IPv6 support to them when we can.
We also aren’t able to provide IPv6 monitoring from our Latin America region, sorry. IPv6 connectivity in Latin America is nearly non-existent currently. We’re sure that will change in the future and we’ll be able to bring that online eventually as providers there start offering it. Our other regions (North America, Europe, and East Asia/Oceania) are well supported.
IPv6 support is available on all NodePing plans. If you’ve got IPv6 services that need monitoring and don’t have a NodePing account yet, please sign up for our free 15-day free trial. We’ve got your back.