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ipv6.google.com resolves to an IPv6 address

Filed under: Fun, Hacking, Research, Yippee!! — Tags: , — abbe @ 1530
abbe [~] chateau $ dig aaaa ipv6.google.com

; <> DiG 9.4.2 <> aaaa ipv6.google.com
;; global options:  printcmd
;; Got answer:
;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 41367
;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 2, AUTHORITY: 0, ADDITIONAL: 0

;ipv6.google.com.               IN      AAAA

ipv6.google.com.        7062    IN      CNAME   ipv6.l.google.com.
ipv6.l.google.com.      300     IN      AAAA    2001:4860:0:1001::68

;; Query time: 390 msec
;; SERVER: ::1#53(::1)
;; WHEN: Wed Apr 16 15:43:50 2008
;; MSG SIZE  rcvd: 82
abbe [~] chateau $ telnet ipv6.google.com 80
Trying 2001:4860:0:1001::68...
Connected to ipv6.l.google.com.
Escape character is '^]'.
Host: ipv6.google.com
Connection: Close

HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Cache-Control: private
Content-Type: text/html; charset=ISO-8859-1
Set-Cookie: PREF=ID=8b8a663a80b66872:TM=1208342637:LM=1208342637:S=5_cmeO1B5B_pcWdY; expires=Fri, 16-Apr-2010 10:43:57 GMT; path=/; domain=.google.com
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2008 10:43:57 GMT
Server: gws
Content-Length: 0

Connection closed by foreign host.

As, you can see ipv6.google.com is resolving to an IPv6 address, and also I can connect to it :). karora on #ipv6 at irc.freenode.net told me that at Google, most of the IPv6 transition work has been done. So like sig_wall I also changed my /etc/hosts to point {mail,reader,www}.google.com to IPv6 address of ipv6.google.com, and to my surprise couple of google.com services worked but not orkut.com (I don’t use it :P)

abbe [~] chateau $ cat /etc/hosts |tail -1
2001:4860:0:1001::68 www.google.com mail.google.com www.orkut.com reader.google.com orkut.com ipv6.google.com

Anyways, happy IPv6ing….;)


  1. elegant!

    Comment by Edwin — 20080418 @ 0732

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