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How to connect from IPv4 network to IPv6 VPS.ME free VPS?

2013-07-31 | Views: 30477

Here you will learn how to connect from IPv4 network to IPv6 VPS.ME free VPS.

First of all you should check if your provider really does not support IPv6 or your PC is not configured correctly to tunnel IPv6 network. On Windows OS computer you should click Start button and in Search field (or Run field) type CMD and press Enter. This command will run Command Prompt.

For test purposes in Command prompt type this line: ping -6 ipv6.google.com
Hit Enter. After waiting some time you may get results, if all ping attempts are timed out, probably your computer is not configured to tunnel IPv6 network requests.
Ping IPv6

Let's configure it right now, open: Start->Control Panel->Network And Sharing Center.
Setting IPv6

On the left sidebar choose: Change adapter settings.
Setting IPv6 in windows

Right click your currently connected network adapter (choose Wifi adapter or Lan adapter, depends on what adapter is used to connect to internet) and click: Properties.
All 5 protocol and network service sections must be installed and marked with black ticks (see exact sections in screenshot below). If you can't see some of them or not chosen, please tick it with your mouse or install it via Install... button. Hit: OK.
Tunnneling IPv6

Restart your PC, and run CMD again. Type test command as we listed above and see if you're able to ping Google IPv6 address.
Now you may ping your own VPS IPv6 address, your IPv6 address is listed in your client area (see screenshot).
Ping Free VPS with IPv6

Here is how your command should look like (note: type your own ip), for example: ping 2a02:4780:1:1::1:1113
If everything is ok, you should see in results that minimum 1 ping packet was received.
Ping Free VPS with IPv6

Now you may connect to SSH via Putty terminal to manage your VPS. (You may download free SSH client for Windows - Putty.exe here: http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/download.html )
Run Putty.exe, enter your full IPv6 into Hostname field and hit Open.
Ping IPv6

In most cases you will see Security fingerprint alert, hit: Yes.
Ping IPv6

Enter your VPS username (mostly it is: root) and your password (you may change it via VPS.ME client area -> Root password section).
Ping IPv6

Now you're able to fully manage your VPS via SSH.

In most cases web servers like Apache is running by default (for example at CentOS templates). To access your website in internet browser via IPv6, you should type: http://[YOUR-IPV6-ADDRESS], let's say this:
http://[2a02:4780:1:1::1:1113]
By default you will see Welcome page (for example see screenshot for CentOS).
Ping IPv6

To upload your website or scripts, use FTP client like Filezilla and upload all files.
(You may download free Filezilla FTP client here: https://filezilla-project.org/download.php )

Make sure that your PC is configure to work with IPv6, learn how to configure it here: Configure PC for IPv6

In Hostname field type your IP in this format: sftp://[2a02:4780:1:1::1:112a]
Type your username, by default in most cases it is: root
Type your password (you may see it in your activation email sent by VPS.ME or you may change it in your_ client area->Root password_ section)
Port for SFTP is: 22

In most cases all www files should be placed at (exact path depends on installed OS, this example is related to default CentOS template): /var/www/html

For linux and Mac IPv4 to IPv6 tunneling you should check some external resources like this:
http://debian6to4.gielen.name/index.php

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