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Opened 15 months ago

Last modified 4 months ago

#56258 new feature request

Add IPv6 availability check in Site Health

Reported by: josklever's profile josklever Owned by:
Milestone: Awaiting Review Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version:
Component: Site Health Keywords:
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As IP4 should be replaced by IPv6, WordPress sites should also be available via IPv6. It would help if a check could be added to the Site Health section to check if the site can be reached over IPv6. If not, an instruction could be given to contact the webhost.

Change History (4)

This ticket was mentioned in Slack in #hosting-community by josklever. View the logs.

15 months ago

This ticket was mentioned in Slack in #core-site-health by josklever. View the logs.

4 months ago

#3 @Clorith
4 months ago

I'm not quite sure what the benefit to end users would be in this situation, could you elaborate a bit more on this?

#4 @josklever
4 months ago

IPv6 should be implemented on every host. By giving the website owner the signal that IPv6 is not yet supported, should direct them to their webhost, asking for IPv6 on the server.
As IPv4 has run out of new addresses, there will be more and more people over the world that can only access websites via IPv6, so it's not only just bringing the server technology up-to-date, but maybe even some accessibility improvement.
So this would not be a critical issue, but at least an improvement.

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