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Discussion in 'Forum software usage' started by CarpCharacin, Nov 5, 2016.

  1. CarpCharacin

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    The IPs of posts and users aren't showing. There isn't even an IP option. How do I fix this?
     
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    It is fixed now. It was a problem with an edit I made to the config.php file on the previous host. Thanks @Tracy Perry for figuring it out!
     
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    what edit was that ? didn't know there's one that hides the ip display ?
     
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    The old host was using a front end proxy. It was showing all of the posts were coming from the server's IP. The edit was to resolve that and it hid the IPs when I moved to the VPS.
     
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    Now that code is removed, the real IPs are now reporting. There was no IP button at all on the VPS with it.
     
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  7. Tracy Perry

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    Glad you found the site.. @eva2000 is a wealth of knowledge... now, I gotta go make a new topic dealing with IPv6 myself!
     
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    What is the IPV6? The regular IPs show.
     
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    IPv4 & IPv6: A Short Guide
    IPv6 - Wikipedia

    vs

    IPv4 - Wikipedia
     
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    When I go to who is online, it displays regular IP addresses, not IPV6 addresses.
     
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    yeah majority of users' ISPs are still IPv4 based
     
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    That's because you aren't configured for IPv6 in your DNS to allow remote connections.
    If you have IPv6 configured, you definitely will see the difference in their format. I had several on my recumbent site recently that were apparently coming in from the EU.
    Once I moved from my OVH server to another OVH server, I never enabled it back again until recently. By enabling it, it widens your audience base, but since you are more US based, it's not as important.

    EDIT:
    Actually, since you are with LiNode on the VPS, I think you do have IPv6 enabled... nginx just isn't compiled to use it right now and you don't have an IPv6 DNS entry for the site.
     
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    The domain transfer should complete tomorrow. How would I make an IPV6 entry? Currently I have an entry for just the IPV4 address pointing at utahfishkeepers.us. Should it be pointing at cyprinidae.utahfishkeepers.us?
     
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    Start a convo over on my Linux site for this as it's off-topic for CentMin discussion.
     
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    It is about getting the IPV6 addresses to show.
     
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    yes, but the DNS entry process, etc is not CentMin Mod specific... it's more hosting issue. That's better addressed in a different location. I won't provide off-topic assistance like that on here as to engage/enable it will be somewhat extensive discussion.
     
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    probably the major part for IPv6 @CarpCharacin you need your domain to have a AAAA DNS record

    remember nginx 1.11.5+ now enable ipv6 by default so no need to compile nginx for it but yes missing part is AAAA DNS record for domain to point to IPv6 ip + nginx listen directive setup for IPv6
     
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    So, we no longer have to specifically go in and modify the
    Code:
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    entry in centmin.sh?
    Since I sometimes fall back on an older version to test (and others may also) it may be a good idea to change the default here to a 'y' instead of a 'n' to keep the behavior consistent with the newer versions.
     
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  19. eva2000

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    yeah no longer need to with 1.11.5+
    indeed good suggestion :)
     
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