Enable IPv6 on Direct Admin

It was rather easy to get IPv6 working with DA if you have the IPv6 subnet allocated for your server.

Make sure that you have IPv6 enabled on your DA.

# grep ipv6 /usr/local/directadmin/conf/directadmin.conf
ipv6=1

Add the IPv6 Addresses to your direct admin, through IP Management (This will add IPv6 address to the interface).
Enter the IPv6 Address in IP field and keep the Netmask as 255.255.255.0

Add IPv6 address for your name servers,
go to DNS administration –> Select your name server domain –> Add AAAA records for your Name Servers. Make sure you have added the IPv6 addresses already to DA.

Check your name server is resolving/reachable via IPv6.

Now to add IPv6 Address to hosted domains, select the domain –> Modify user –> select the IPv6 address in “Add Additional IP”. If the IPv6 address is not visible, make sure it is added to DA and to the reseller account you are editing the domain.

Add the IPv6 address(AAAA) to the corresponding domains DNS configuration.

Here we go, ping666666

 

./arun

1 thought on “Enable IPv6 on Direct Admin”

  1. I just have noticed that, the IPv6 addresses added via the directadmin interface got disappeared after a reboot or restart on network.

    Not sure if it is the case for all, but just as a work around incase.
     – Create a text file with all the IPv6 addresses separated by new line
    $ cat ipv6.txt
    2001::1
    2001::2
    2001::3

    write a one liner script to add them to interface.
    #!/bin/bash
    for ipv6 in `cat /etc/ipv6.txt`; do
    /usr/local/directadmin/scripts/addip $ipv6 255.255.255.255 eth0
    done

    Add this as a post-up to /etc/network/interfaces

    You may still need to add them from the direct admin interface so that you can manage them.

    ./arun

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