IPv6 support or alternative for aws vpc instances

Shailesh Sutar asked:

Recently apple has imposed IPv6 support as mandatory for all its vendors who use its mobile-api and aws vpc doesn’t provide IPv6 support. How can I achieve this. I have checked https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/elastic-load-balancing-ipv6-zone-apex-support-additional-security/ however I am not sure what to do.

I would need expert advise here.

My answer:

In us-east I use an IPv6 tunnel broker to provide an IPv6 tunnel which allows the instance to be addressed directly using an IPv6 address. Since the tunnel broker’s point of presence is cross-connected to Amazon locally, this adds only about 1ms of latency.

The down side is that, to get IPv6 to other instances in the subnet, you have to route it yourself (e.g. with radvd).

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