Opened 3 years ago

Closed 3 years ago

#5785 closed enhancement (duplicate) is not reachable over IPv6

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Description does not have an AAAA RR in the DNS. Therefore, it is not reachable over IPv6. This is a problem for hosts that are IPv6-only. As a result, the admin dashboard contains multiple errors message and (automatic) updates seem to be broken. This decreases the confidence in WordPress and can lead to security problems.

IPv6-only hosts are becoming more important as IPv4 address depletion continues and the cost of IPv4 addresses increases. Example of scenarios where IPv6-only hosts are deployed today are public web hosting, in particular with load balancers or other address translators that connect IPv6-only networks to the IPv4 Internet, and internal networks that already IPv6-only. IPv6-only networks lower the operational costs and complexity for networks that do not need IPv4 and some larger organizations have even run out of RFC 1918 address space.

It's a larger topic but I hope this explanation suffices to justify the need for IPv6 connectivity for If the justification does not suffice, please contact me via email and I can mention concrete example of IPv6-only networks and use-cases in private correspondence. The topic has also been discussed in public conferences and it is possible to find recordings of presentations that discuss this topic in far more detail and also mention concrete use-cases and deployments.

Change History (1)

#1 @ocean90
3 years ago

  • Resolution set to duplicate
  • Status changed from new to closed

Duplicate of #3090.

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