Snapt Aria IPv6 Support
  • 17 Dec 2021
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Snapt Aria IPv6 Support

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Snapt Aria has full IPv6 support as well as IPv6 to IPv4 proxying in the website accelerator and the virtual load balancer.

When adding backend servers, you can just specify an IPv6 instead of IPv4 in the server IP field.

Alternatively, you can accept IPv6 traffic and send it to your IPv4 only servers ensuring your system has maximum compatibility with the world moving on over to IPv6.

What is IPv4?

IPv4 stands for Internet Protocol version 4.

It is the underlying technology that makes it possible for us to connect our devices to the web. Whenever a device accesses the internet (whether it is a PC, Mac, smartphone or any other device), it is assigned a unique, numerical IP address such as

To send data from one computer to another through the web, a data packet must be transferred across the network containing the IP addresses of both devices.

Without IP addresses, computers would not be able to communicate and send data to each other, it is essential to the infrastructure of the web.

What is IPv6?

IPv6 is the sixth revision to the Internet Protocol and the successor to IPv4.

It functions similarly to IPv4 in that it provides the unique, numerical IP addresses necessary for Internet-enabled devices to communicate. However, it does sport one major difference: it utilizes 128-bit addresses.

For example, it looks like this: