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Description

As far as i've noticed there's no IPv6 support implemented.
The change to IPv6 is running and more and more people will only get an IPv6 public addresses.
If i want to host an mission on my PC for some friends there's no other way as to let them connect via an additional service like Hamachi or tunngle which slows down the connection. Please implement IPv6 so that i can give them my public IPv6-Address and they can connect to it easily.

Details

Legacy ID
820967721
Severity
None
Resolution
Open
Reproducibility
Always
Category
Multiplayer
Steps To Reproduce

Try to host an mission for someone outside your LAN while only having an public IPv6 address on your Router without using VPN services.

Event Timeline

Sturmi edited Steps To Reproduce. (Show Details)Sep 24 2015, 9:40 AM
Sturmi set Category to Multiplayer.
Sturmi set Reproducibility to Always.
Sturmi set Severity to None.
Sturmi set Resolution to Open.
Sturmi set Legacy ID to 820967721.May 8 2016, 12:47 PM
Bohemia added a subscriber: Sturmi.Sep 24 2015, 9:40 AM

Using VPS to host. Have more IPV6 than IPV4. Could really use compatability

ocf81 added a subscriber: ocf81.May 8 2016, 12:47 PM
ocf81 added a comment.Dec 5 2015, 5:27 PM

It's time that gaming comes into the 21st century when it comes to networking. IPv6 is happening now. New IPv4 addressing is no longer available, and soon games will have to make the jump.

An implementing would be really usefull. Some Internet providers (for example Unitymedia in germany) only support ipv6. In addition, these providers force you to use their routers. These only work with ipv6 and even block tunneling tools like hamachi or openVPN.

R3vo added a subscriber: R3vo.May 22 2016, 8:17 PM

An implementing would be really usefull. Some Internet providers (for example Unitymedia in germany) only support ipv6. In addition, these providers force you to use their routers. These only work with ipv6 and even block tunneling tools like hamachi or openVPN.

And where exactly is the issue? I am also customer of Unitymedia and haven't had any issues.

I am unable to host a multiplayer server or a dedicated server via the Unitymedia router. Unitymedia removed the ipv 4 support a few weeks ago without informing the customers. I had a long (and annoying) talk with the Unitymedia support. They safe their stock of ipv 4 adresses for business customers and their is no option to get an ipv 4 adress as a privat user.

R3vo added a comment.May 23 2016, 8:23 PM

I am unable to host a multiplayer server or a dedicated server via the Unitymedia router. Unitymedia removed the ipv 4 support a few weeks ago without informing the customers. I had a long (and annoying) talk with the Unitymedia support. They safe their stock of ipv 4 adresses for business customers and their is no option to get an ipv 4 adress as a privat user.

Interesting information there. Gonna see when this change applies to my region.

Soemthing new on the ipv6 issue?

Tac0 added a subscriber: Tac0.EditedOct 6 2016, 11:45 PM

Please add IPv6 support.

I can't play with my friends anymore...

Hallebumba added a subscriber: Hallebumba.EditedOct 7 2016, 1:47 PM

Please add IPv6 support! It is really annoying not being able to play with my friends!

Still no ipv 6 Support.

Your Solution might be a Software called evolve (evolvehq.com). You and your friends install this software. Mind the YouTube Tutorial for network issues(Network Adapter->Set value in permissions to 1(cant remember exactly, plz double check)) its works similar to hamachi(but hamachi isnt currently working with Arma3), it will host a LAN Network via Internet so you can play with your friends. Evolve limits the network members to 20 players, but i think this is enough for a coop session. Let me know if it works, me and my group have a failure quote of zero!

GSTAVO added a subscriber: GSTAVO.Jul 22 2018, 5:59 PM

2018, nothing yet.

dedmen added a subscriber: dedmen.Aug 8 2018, 2:10 PM

And it won't happen anymore. Might aswell close this.

Laxemann added a subscriber: Bohemia.

@Bohemia Any chance of this becoming a thing? A growing userbase can't host private servers anymore.

I self host for friends all the time. Can be done by setting up a static IP and forwarding ports on your router. Sometimes connecting clients will connect and drop without giving an error, I find that if you (the host) are in the mission select screen and not the slot-in screen of the mission while others are connecting they will stay connected. Use the instructions for Arma 3 from this site>> https://portforward.com/

@fire-39_1 this has nothing to do with port forwarding or a static IP, but people switching (or being forced to switch) to the new IPV6 Protocol which ArmA doesn't support. :-)

@fire-39_1 Which is impossible to do if your "static IP" is a v4 address behind carrier-grade nating and you *cannot* set up port forwards. Typically the case with ISP that are using DualStackLite to connect their customers.

GSTAVO added a comment.Jan 9 2019, 2:59 AM

@fire-39_1 Which is impossible to do if your "static IP" is a v4 address behind carrier-grade nating and you *cannot* set up port forwards. Typically the case with ISP that are using DualStackLite to connect their customers.

Yeah, that's the case in most of my country(Brazil), most of internet companies are using a cgnat so we cant foward any port anymore.

@Bohemia I just moved down the street and IPv4 is no longer supported for non business accounts. My "kind of expensive" server now only serves as a web browser. Please make this IPv6 thing work. If anyone knows how to make it work, let me know. I don't want to set up some LAN link as I want the server to be public again. I'm really sad that I cannot play my favorite game.