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IPv4/IPv6 Network Configuration

Out of the box, everything should be configured so that you can get started right away. By default, IPv4 connectivity is configured using DHCP with a static lease, meaning your system will automatically get assigned the correct IP address.

To see your current configuration, access the network page on the Customer Panel:

  1. Sign in to the Customer Panel.
  2. Select the server you want to see the network configuration for.
  3. Click on the Network tab.

IPv4 Configuration#

As noted earlier, IPv4 configuration automatically takes place using DHCP. That means that normally, no additional steps are necessary, even after a fresh installation. If however you want to statically assign your IP address, you are free to do so. Just apply the correct values for IP Address, Subnet Mask and Router to your static configuration.

IPv6 Configuration#

OakHost offers IPv6 support with simple manual configuration. Each hosting package comes with its own dedicated /64 subnet which can be assigned however you like. As with the IPv4 configuration, you can find your assigned subnet in the Customer Panel under the Network section, as well as details about your Router.

The host IPv6 Address can be any available address within your assigned subnet. If you want to make sure everything works, you can just copy the value that is already pre-filled in the Customer Panel.

If your Router address is fe80::1%en0, make sure to also include the %en0 part in your configuration.

Router:[Gateway / Router from Customer Panel]
IPv6 Address:[IP Address from Customer Panel] (anything within your subnet should work)
Prefix Length:64

Configuring your Mac#

To configure your Mac to use an IPv6 address, follow these steps:

  1. Open the System Settings.
  2. Click on Network.
  3. Select Ethernet and click on Details....
  4. Under TCP/IP and Configure IPv6 select Manually and type in the IP addresses provided in your customer panel for Router, IPv6 Address and Prefix Length.
  5. When done, hit Ok to apply your configuration changes.

Setting up Reverse DNS (rDNS)#

If you need to set up a Reverse DNS entry for any of your IPv4 or IPv6 addresses, you can do so by using the Network section of the Customer Panel. Select (or add, if not already existing) your IP address and set a new rDNS name. Hit the save button to apply your changes and your rDNS record will be set. It may take a few hours for your changes to be applied everywhere.