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  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Most of the other cloud platforms fully support IPv6. this is a huge let down for me.

  • Christian Hujer commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Wow. I just migrated to GCP CE and I am surprised that there is no proper IPv6 support yet. For me, that's a downgrade from my previous hoster who already supported IPv6 when I moved there in 2014. I'll move away from GCP CE just two days after setting up everything now that I've discovered that GCP CE does not have proper IPv6 support.

    Should I have checked this beforehand? NO! Not in 2019! The IPv6 draft is from 1998!

    I agree that this issue should be kept open until there is proper instance-level IPv6 access.

  • Steven Hartland commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    IPv6 support at the instance level is requirement for hosting mobile games, ATM we'll be forced to use AWS for this due to the lack of GCE support for it.

  • lynn wilkins commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Instance ipV6 will be useful.
    My home machine is ipV6, thank you Comcast.
    But my google compute engine can't scp a result file to my home machine.
    Yes I can use scp to pull a file from the compute engine. That is awkward when I just want to
    have the file show up in my results directory after a nights run.
    So, yes, we need ipV6 to and from the compute engine.

  • Adam Ierymenko commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    IPv6 through to compute engine is critical for things other than just HTTP. The entire Internet is not HTTP. There's VoIP, P2P protocols, game protocols, DNS, and numerous other things. There are also protocols that want to see the inbound IP of connections and load balancers hide that.

  • Yans R.H commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Referring to your IPv6 Statistics now is over 20%...
    I hope you are going to make this a high priority in 2018 ... Nevertheless thank you for the rest, GCP is solid.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Hey, it's yet another year passed and IPv6 doesn't even have an ETA or timeline announced. Any updates? This is causing a ton of strain on our engineering team having to work around not only limited internal IPv4 address spaces (10.x) but the bizarre routing infrastructure they have to adhere to within GCP.

    Can we get an update?

  • Mattias Holmlund commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I definitely want the instance-level IPv6. We are using IPv6 to communicate between VMs in different Amazon regions (direct communication, no NAT, no VPN) and it simplifies our architecture a lot. I would like to be able to do the same thing on GCE.

  • Ken S commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Nice to see that it's being worked on.

    Most ISPs in the UK now support IPv6. Only the **** ones don't.

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