Amazon switches ipv6 for S3 storage

Aug

13

2016

Amazon has announced that its Simple Storage Service, known as S3, is now also accessible via IPv6 via dual-stack endpoints. Ipv6 access is not by default but can be set via a simple command.

Jeff Barr of Amazon S3 puts on the blog how the functionality turned to be, namely by switching to new dual-stack endpoints. This can be done by using the AWS command line or via AWS Tools for Windows PowerShell to enter the ‘–enabledualstack’-flag.

After turning on dual-stack endpoints, the S3 server can both be reached via IPv4 and IPv6. Well Barr warns that it is important may not be able to connect more with the use of IP restrictions to add the desired ipv6-sequence on the set IP addresses because otherwise some clients. It is also important to test end-to-end connections because in exceptional cases so that certain clients have been configured for IPv6, but ultimately not connect to the Internet via IPv6.

The new features can be used for all S3 options except web hosting, S3 Transfer Acceleration and BitTorrent access. Also ipv6 access is not available in China. Availability of IPv6 is important because the number of IPv4 addresses is practically exhausted.

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