Posts tagged: IPv6

Gconnect listed with 4 stars by RIPE for IPv6-RIPEness

Gconnect have now moved to the 4 star category for IPv6 readiness as measured by RIPE (Réseaux IP Européens). This update puts Gconnect into the 16% of LIRs with the four star rating! RIPE measure each LIR (Local Internet Registry) by 4 separate metrics to asses their readiness to deploy IPv6 solutions. RIPE is the Regional Internet Registry for the European region, and Gconnect, as  an ISP based in the UK are long standing members. Our IPv6 programme is progressing down the line to its eventual destination of full ‘dual stacking’ and we are able to offer more and more services on the new and larger addressing scheme.

For more information on IPv6 RIPEness please see:


30:30 server with IPv6 – drinking our own champagne

Gconnect’s own website and blogs have moved to a 30:30 server running FreeBSD. We could have a used a dedicated server, or even used space on one of our community servers, but we chose to move to the new 30:30 server – why? Well, there’s nothing like ‘drinking your own champagne’ to really understand how it works, and:

  • IPv6 connectivity – Using the Security Upgrade 1 we have a full /64
  • Enhanced security – only www service visible to the outside world, fully PCI complaint.
  • Software Flexibility – we like to keep our software up to date, but that does not suit everybody
  • Quick and easy backups

Our WordPress blogs transferred into the FreeBSD 9.1 server running Apache22, PHP5.4 & MySQL5.5 without any issues and there is more than enough ‘juice’ to run the sites. Now with the server completely locked down and the websites isolated, we can manage the server operating system and the software ‘our way’.

For more details on how you can use IPv6 or 30:30 servers go to