I thought it would be cool since Google Fiber has native ipv6 support to be able to host a home server, either for http or ssh over ipv6, but with Google fiber’s provided network box, it doesn’t seem simple.
I use duckdns.org for dynamic dns, they just recently started supporting AAAA records so dns is taken care of.
There is an option to forward ports on the Google Fiber Network Box which works for ipv4 just fine, for ipv4, but they don’t open an ipv6 port. All incoming ipv6 is blocked. I also tried turning on the dmz towards my home server, but the network box stopped routing ipv6 to my home server all together, incoming or outgoing.
There are a few options I’ve seen to get around this:
There are 2 devices that can do this that are relatively cheap.
a. The Netgear GS108T Switch which costs 72.99 and a router that can open ipv6 ports, (I currently don’t know of any other than the next option)
b. The Ubiquiti Edge Router lite which costs 91.99, which would also require a dumb switch for additional wired devices and a separate wireless access point, which would add at least another 50 dollars for a descent access point.
2. Use some kind of a tunnel or vpn, kind of silly since I have native ipv6.
a. There are hurricane electric tunnels available for free.
b. Use a vpn on a public cloud. Digital Ocean has ipv6 $5 a month as does quadhost.net $5 a year https://quadhost.net/account/cart.php?gid=19
Does anyone else know of other options? What would be the best option as far as cost and simplicity? Is anyone else working on ipv6 stuff at all?
So, I went with Hurricane Electric tunnels. It still relies on ipv4, but it was free and it was set up in about 20 minutes. It’s probably the easist way until Google makes a better network box user interface. Kind of silly I have to use an ipv6 over ipv4 tunnel when I have native ipv6.