SixXS IPv6-IPv4 and IPv4-IPv6 Website Gateway/Proxy
Welcome to the portal for the SixXS SixXS IPv6-IPv4 and IPv4-IPv6 Website Gateway/Proxy. The portal gives IPv6 capable http-clients access to IPv4-only websites and IPv4 capable http-clients access to IPv6-only websites. It thus acts as a Web Proxy between IPv4-IPv6 and IPv6-IPv4.
Note: This service is goverend by an Acceptable Usage Policy
With a few gateway-side tricks all the external hosts on the websites get .sixxs.org or ipv6.sixxs.org (IPv6 to IPv4) or ipv4.sixxs.org (IPv4 to IPv6) added to their hostname thus furter queries will end up going through the gateway.
The visited websites will find the following User-Agent in their logs:
When they get enough hits they might be hinted that IPv6 use is rising and maybe we can pursuade them this way to start making their websites natively IPv6 accessible.
What Internet Protocol am I using?
You are using IPv4 and are coming from 22.214.171.124.
How to use the IPv6Gate
Append ".sixxs.org" or ".ipv6.sixxs.org" to the hostname of the website you want to visit.
How to use the IPv4Gate
Append ".ipv4.sixxs.org" to the hostname of the website you want to visit.
For whom is this service?
The IPv6Gate service is available for all IPv6 capable HTTP/1.1 (+) clients.
What is SixXS?
SixXS is a so called IPv6 Access Provider. We make it possible for ISP's to enable their clients to access the IPv6 internet using IPv4 in IPv6 tunnels, thus avoiding upgrading the infrastructure between the client and the ISP. More detailed information is available from the main SixXS website. The IPv6Gate is an extra service to help IPv6 deployment.
Why does this service exist?
There appears to be a chicken and egg problem in deploying IPv6; ISP's serving endusers don't want to do it yet because there isn't any need for it from their clients, Hosting companies don't do it yet because there isn't any demand yet either from clients. Clients don't need it because there isn't any content and thus there isn't any need for the hosting nor the ISP's to do it. Thus, we made this gateway, which allows users who do have IPv6 to get to all the content in the IPv4 world. If you don't have IPv6 connectivity (yet) you can of course try the SixXS Tunnel Broker.
But my ISP doesn't provide IPv6 yet!
But my computer doesn't do IPv6 yet!
Check out the SixXS FAQs where there are numerous examples for most common Operating Systems on how to configure IPv6 support. SixXS is a Tunnel Broker which can provide you with IPv6 connectivity even if you only have IPv4 now.
I do not wish to be proxied via IPv6Gate. What now?
It is trivial to remove traffic at your webserver - the proxy uses a custom User-Agent header, and it sets the Via: header, both of which can be used to block the traffic at serverside. In addition to this, mostly for website operators who do not understand how to filter, we maintain a manual blacklist at our NGINX frontends. Mail email@example.com if you operate a website and wish to be included in the blacklist. Sites that are blocked return a HTTP 451 error page with the title 'Requested site is blacklisted' pointing to this article.
Can I pick the country where my exit point is?
Yes, but only in part, this is because our webfrontends do loadbalancing and failover between themselves. Generally your request will be served from the frontend that you connect to, but there might be failover to other nodes. To use this feature one can use the following construction of URL.
See the SixXS contact pages.
Some additional notes concerning this service: