wiki:org/roadmaps/Tor/IPv6Features

Version 4 (modified by teor, 20 months ago) (diff)

Fill in some missing entry nodes

IPv6 Feature Matrix

This is a list of core tor network features, and their support for IPv6.

Statuses:

  • Auto: this works automatically in the default configuration.
  • Manual: this requires manual config on the client or relay.
  • Workaround: this works, but we could make it work much better.
  • Broken: this should work, but it doesn't.
  • Never: this can't work, or we won't implement it any time soon.

Each manual, workaround, or broken feature should also have a ticket.

Client Connection to Entry Nodes

What does a client on IPv6 need to do to bootstrap off or connect to each type of entry node?

Entry Node IPv4 Only Dual-Stack IPv6 Only
IPv4 IPv6
Authority Dir Auto Auto Manual (ClientPreferIPv6 1) #17835 Manual (ClientUseIPv4 0) #17835
Fallback Dir Auto Auto Manual (ClientPreferIPv6 1) #17835 Manual (ClientUseIPv4 0) #17835
Guard Dir Auto Auto Manual (ClientPreferIPv6 1) #17835 Manual (ClientUseIPv4 0) #17835
Guard microdesc Auto Auto Workaround #19610, #20916 Workaround #19610, #20916
Guard OR Auto Auto Manual (ClientPreferIPv6 1) #17835 Manual (ClientUseIPv4 0) #17835
Bridge Auth Dir Auto (Bridge IPv4) Auto (Bridge IPv4) Unknown Unknown
Bridge Dir Auto (Bridge IPv4) Auto (Bridge IPv4) Auto (Bridge IPv6) Auto (Bridge IPv6)
Bridge OR Auto (Bridge IPv4) Auto (Bridge IPv4) Auto (Bridge IPv6) Auto (Bridge IPv6)
Bridge PT Auto (Bridge IPv4) Auto (Bridge IPv4) Workaround (Bridge IPv6), #7961 Workaround (Bridge IPv6) #7961