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CloudShark IPv6 Support

CloudShark IPv6 Support

CloudShark can listen to its IPv6 address by making a small, one-time change to a configuration file. Edit the file /var/www/cloudshark/shared/config/nginx-network.conf. This file is not upgraded by the CloudShark installer, so it will persist between CloudShark upgrades. The file’s default value for IPv4 only is:

listen 80;

Change this file to contain:

listen 80;
listen [::]:80;

If you have a listen directive in your nginx-ssl.conf file for an SSL instance of CloudShark and you want it to be available over IPv6 and IPv4, you must include a directive for each:

listen [::]:443 ssl;
listen 443 ssl;

The file then includes your ssl_certificate and ssl_certificate_key directives as usual.

And then restart your CloudShark Appliance. CloudShark will bind to any non-link-local addresses that are assigned to the system.

Please keep in mind that IPv6 support is emerging, and various web browsers expect an IPv6 address to be wrapped in square brackets, such as http://[2001:1:2::3]/. Please refer to your browser’s help guide to learn how to properly format an IPv6 address. (The alternative is to simply assign them DNS names and avoid the issue entirely.)

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