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PC IPv6 Soft Launch February 22nd 9 AM EST

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When

February 21st 9 AM EST (1400 UTC) http://www.worldtimebuddy.com

What

We're going to soft-launch IPv6 on some of our servers for PC. This shouldn't actually change anything for you because the game is still restricted to IPv4 by default however there is a small chance that people with unusual network configurations may start using the new addresses ahead of schedule.

We're going to start with the login and gameplay servers first and then if that goes smoothly we will update the content servers and then the website last. We will update this thread as the changes are rolled out.

Note this doesn't apply to session-servers yet; you do not have to fiddle around with any ports or anything like that.

Why

Some internet service providers do not have enough IPv4 addresses to give a different address to each customer (there just aren't enough addresses to go around). In some cases what you'll get is an IPv6 address instead and whenever you need to connect to a IPv4 server your ISP has to do carrier-grade NAT on your behalf. 

For those of you with native IPv6 we hope that these upgrades will mean less trouble along the way; we believe that some of our Network Not Responding problems are related to equipment at the ISP-level and hope that if we can avoid the 6-to-4 NAT we can eliminate suspects.

We also hope that people on IPv6 might be able to avoid getting caught in the crossfire in our endless battles with malicious people attacking our network. This is particularly problematic when a large number of people are behind the same IPv4 NAT; if you can avoid the NAT with IPv6 you can avoid getting hit by the countermeasures targeting a shared IP.


How

Once the login-server changes go live there will be a brief delay as the changes propagate across the internet. Again, you shouldn't notice any change because the game shouldn't use it yet.

If you can't get into the game all of a sudden the first thing to check is if you're actually on an IPv6-enabled network: http://www.testipv6.com -- if it says you don't have IPv6 there's a good chance that your problems aren't related to this soft-launch.

As always the best thing to do if you encounter problems is open a support ticket on http://support.warframe.com and be sure to include your log files as explained here: https://digitalextremes.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/200182250-What-information-should-I-give-when-submitting-a-ticket-

 

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Oh is it going to be IPV6 Only or not because i actualy fail the test lol

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No IPv6 address detected [more info]

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Good news! Your current configuration will continue to work as web sites enable IPv6.

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You appear to be able to browse the IPv4 Internet only. You will not be able to reach IPv6-only sites.

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Your DNS server (possibly run by your ISP) appears to have IPv6 Internet access.
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8 minutes ago, trunks013 said:

Oh is it going to be IPV6 Only or not because i actualy fail the test lol

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No IPv6 address detected [more info]

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Good news! Your current configuration will continue to work as web sites enable IPv6.

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You appear to be able to browse the IPv4 Internet only. You will not be able to reach IPv6-only sites.

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Your DNS server (possibly run by your ISP) appears to have IPv6 Internet access.

i also vailed the test in the same way

lets hope IPv4 is still allowed

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Same. no IPv6 for me either, hopefully both can be used (Ideally)

Edited by Latiac
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55 minutes ago, [DE]Glen said:

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February 21st 9 AM EST (1400 UTC) http://www.worldtimebuddy.com

I'd like to say two things.

A: First of all, thank you for explaining what's going on, in detail, ahead of time. These things don't always go smoothly, and it's a much more pleasant experience for everyone when it's not out of the blue.

B: You posted this an hour ago; February 21st 9 AM EST was four hours ago. Has this event already happened, or is the date/time incorrect?

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Failed too.

I am 0/10 ready.

BT Internet FTW...

Edited by Naith
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14 minutes ago, pauli133 said:

B: You posted this an hour ago; February 21st 9 AM EST was four hours ago. Has this event already happened, or is the date/time incorrect?

Ty for catching that -- need more coffee. It's tomorrow morning not today.

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What if we purposely have IPv6 disabled on our computers and routers because of some issues with it? Will we still be able to play Warframe?

Edited by mrecentric
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So will IPv4 be able to connect to IPv6 or will there be issues? I'm assuming the only difficulty is from IPv6 to IPv4.

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5 minutes ago, [DE]Glen said:

We're keeping IPv4 support -- the servers will be dual stacked.

Is IPv6 somehow how better/more desirable than IPv4? Or is it simply a connectivity issue?

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Love it because at no point I understood IPv4 would be retired here :P Knowing first hand that most companies, at least in my country, are not even giving IPv6 support (even if Routers provided do support it), it'd be suicidal :P

But yah. Thanks Glenn for the info! Hoping people with access to it have a better experience overall. I wonder if there any improvements IPv6 would bring to the game when it gets more worldwide support?

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31 minutes ago, [DE]Glen said:

We're keeping IPv4 support -- the servers will be dual stacked.

That's good to hear, hopefully that means no one would be 'left behind' so to speak?

We wouldn't have a situation where you'd have to have this to play the game?

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49 minutes ago, [DE]Glen said:

We're keeping IPv4 support -- the servers will be dual stacked.

Does this mean that if you do have IPv6 and IPv4 it will prioritize the better connection? Or will we have to manually tell it what connection we'd like?

Sorry, i'm fairly computer savvy but when it comes to Networking all bets are out the window. (which is ironic seeing as i'm the only one in my household who knows how to set up a home network and has the Wi-Fi password.

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2 hours ago, Instinction said:

Is IPv6 somehow how better/more desirable than IPv4? Or is it simply a connectivity issue?

Yes.

The number of IPv4 addresses worldwide is hitting against the roof - there simply aren't more addresses to give out, but more devices keep coming online. IPv6 is, for our current needs address-wise, essentially unlimited. IPv4's entire address allocation can sit in a dusty little corner of IPv6 without anyone noticing.

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2 hours ago, Latiac said:

That's good to hear, hopefully that means no one would be 'left behind' so to speak?

We wouldn't have a situation where you'd have to have this to play the game?

I believe that is the plan. Even though the internet is (very slowly) moving to IPv6, IPv4 will have to continue to be supported for a very long time.

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17 hours ago, trunks013 said:

Oh is it going to be IPV6 Only or not because i actualy fail the test lol

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No IPv6 address detected [more info]

knob_valid_green.png

Good news! Your current configuration will continue to work as web sites enable IPv6.

knob_info.png

You appear to be able to browse the IPv4 Internet only. You will not be able to reach IPv6-only sites.

knob_valid_green.png

Your DNS server (possibly run by your ISP) appears to have IPv6 Internet access.
 
 
 

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Does mine mean I can access IPV6 addresses only? I got a 9/10 score whatever that means.

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There is no such things as accessing IPv6 only - you wouldn't see most of the internet yet. It's just that the Domain Name Servers run by your ISP, the ones that translate warframe.com to its IP address, haven't been enabled for IPv6 yet. That is, fortunately, just the equivalent of flicking a switch.

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Stage 1 is complete: I am seeing a small number of people using the new system because the mobile app was not configured to disable IPv6 like the game was -- this is good because it gives us a bit more testing ahead of the real launch.

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Stage 2 has begun -- this should only impact the content update servers. I see some hits already.

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I haven't heard of any problems with this so far -- so I'm going to focus on other things for the rest of the day and then enable v6 for the website tomorrow 9AM EST.

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1 minute ago, [DE]Glen said:

I haven't heard of any problems with this so far -- so I'm going to focus on other things for the rest of the day and then enable v6 for the website tomorrow 9AM EST.

Great news then! :D

Thanks for the heads up Glenn :D

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