Q. Now, I know how to configure IPv6 tunnel but how do I browse website using IPv6 IP address like 2001:4860:0:2001::68 under Firefox or Opera web browser?

A. For command line or for browser IPv6 addresses need to be specified by enclosing addresses in square brackets like [2001:4860:0:2001::68].

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Fire a webbrowser and type the following url:
http://[2001:4860:0:2001::68]/

(Fig.01: Browsing Website Using IPv6 Address)

I strongly recommend using DNS for resolving all IPv6 host names.

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25 comments… add one
  • Vladimir Linevich Jul 11, 2012 @ 12:43

    I’ve successfully configured the tunnel and my web server also works fine with ipv6.
    How should i force my browser to prefer ipv6 over ipv4 ?

    I was trying to put in my /etc/hosts

    [my:ip:v6:addr] site.com http://www.site.com

    but my browser still resoves ‘site.com’ as ipv4 addr and connects via ipv4.

    Any ideas?

  • seven Mar 7, 2015 @ 6:39

    I have a tablet dedicate to IPv6 (uncheck IPv4 in adapter).

    why, I am behind GFW, which haven’t block every IPv6 address to youtube yet.

  • Jason Cevelin May 2, 2015 @ 21:40

    Shortest way to type ipv6 address in your web browser!

    Surround the ipv6 address with []

    For example:
    For ipv6 address of 2607:f8b0:4004:807::1005
    Type this in your browser!
    [2607:f8b0:4004:807::1005]

    Hope this comment helps!

  • Ana Aug 23, 2015 @ 14:52

    This dont work in some countries

  • rob Sep 21, 2016 @ 11:21

    Hi,
    Thanks for it really good, I have an ipv6 url and with port number but it didn’t work so can anyone check it and help how to run it on browser
    http://[2A01:4400:2:0:0:0:0:167]:8500
    http://[2a01:4400:2::167]:8500/
    please …

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