The main contact address for SixXS is email@example.com, which is the sole email address one should use to contact SixXS. Due to the international effort put into SixXS the official and sole language used is English.
Current Approval Queues
Where to report/ask what?
The following quick table shows where to go for certain problems. Please keep in mind the Problems Checklist.
We make status updates and announce news headlines on Twitter account @tweetsix. For questions though please use email as it is a publish-only feed, we do not follow it for questions/comments.
In case you are having issues with our services, don't hesitate to contact us.
But please follow the guidelines given below as it makes it so much easier to resolve problems.
Also, by reading the below guidelines and especially the FAQ most issues can be resolved.
When having configuration issues, don't hesitate to make use of the Forums.
What to do when contacting SixXS?
We ask you to respect the following when contacting us:
Didn't get a reply? Remember that patience is a virtue. If you uphold to the above rules then just wait a few days. At times there is an email backlog on our side, but we will come back to you at one point. There is also quite a lot happening behind the scenes and we actually also still have real work to do which gets priority. Resending the message doesn't make the message come through quicker, it will only cause the pile of emails to answer become longer and thus a reply to be delayed further. Also note that you might receive responses from multiple members of the opers team and that all the oper members read your messages, thus when addressing, address the whole team ('Hi SixXS') and not a individual team member.
As we strive to make the SixXS service available and useable for everybody, we are always interested in feedback. Thus if you encounter something which is not clear, too difficult, requires explanation or could be done better or in a different way which would improve the experience for the users, then do not hesitate to describe the problem and email it to our contact address. One can of course also discuss this in the Forum's "What can be done better" thread.
Abuse and related messages should be sent directly to firstname.lastname@example.org. SixXS has an Incident Response Team, as registered in the RIPE database with the IRT-SIXXS handle. Also see our Abuse FAQ and the above contact information. In case of reporting SPAM/UCE/Viruses, either attach them in a ZIP file or PGP encrypt your message. SixXS managed prefixes can be found in whois and in our own PoP Prefix List. IPv4 endpoint information of all tunnels can be found by quering whois.sixxs.net for the IPv6 address. When including data in the email that might be considered spam/virus, please either password-protect zip it and/or pastebin it somewhere refering to it in the email. Unfortunately we received too much spam on the abuse address to not restrict this.
SixXS uses the role object SIXT1-RIPE for RIPE, SATR1-AP for APNIC and STRA1-ARIN for ARIN which are applied to the various registry objects which are managed by SixXS. In case of issues with any object associated with that do not hesitate to contact us.
Reporting problems / Troubleshooting / Checklist
When describing a problem, either to the Opers in an email to the above address, or with a post in the Forum or in the Ticket System, please provide the following information where available and use it as a checklist to figure out where your problem might be, without it helping you resolv your problem becomes pretty much impossible, but with these details it becomes much easier, thus provide as much information as possible:
As stated below, we are not a helpdesk, but we are willing to help; we do need to have these details though, otherwise there is not much help that we can give. When these details are not provided, we will reply and simply point to this list.
Note that you should have read the FAQ first which we will refer to it directly. Some questions are also asked and answered in the Forums which is another place you can look first. We also handle the rule which says stupid questions become stupid answers.
The SixXS Forums provide a central place for IPv6 users around the world to communicate with each other. Even though it requires a SixXS login to post it isn't restricted to SixXS users.
IRC Chat Channel
For discussing IPv6 related subjects we suggest people to use the #ipv6 channel on Freenode as there are a lot of active knowledgeable people present there who can help with answers to your questions. The Freenode Webchat allows one to jump right in.
SixXS provides a status-only channel #sixxs on Freenode. Monitoring/status messages are available in this channel: User, tunnel, and subnet review queues, PoP status and other monitoring information is reported on this channel by the SixXS robot. The channel is moderated (+m) as it is solely a status channel. Please use the #ipv6 channel on Freenode for questions about configuration and generic IPv6 discussions.
If you need to contact the SixXS Opers, depending on the problem, use the Ticket system or email.
SixXS Opers and Staff are not present on IRC to respond to your questions or comments.
As per the above green and hopefully very visible note, the very kind folks of #ipv6 at Freenode cannot resolve any account issues; they also clearly state that in their topic. We therefor apologize to the inhabitants of #ipv6 for all the people who clearly do not read the information on the SixXS website and go there anyway asking about such questions.
irssi users might want to use: