ipv6 vps fresh install Network is unreachable

edited November 2020 in Help

I have a new debian 9 vps instance, the cheapest one, with ipv6.

The package manager (apt) works fine, but I have some network problems:

for example I need to setup a wordpress site, so when I try to download wordpress using wget, this happens:

user@server:~# wget https://wordpress.org/latest.tar.gz

--2020-11-11 19:44:41--  https://wordpress.org/latest.tar.gz

Resolving wordpress.org (wordpress.org)...

Connecting to wordpress.org (wordpress.org)||:443... failed: Network is unreachable.

Also if I try to clone a git repo from github I cant,

The curious thing is that if a do ping to google.com or youtube.com I get the expected output, but if I try to ping wordpress.org or github.com ping says: connect: Network is unreachable.

I haven't set anything more than install git with apt, It's a truly fresh install and I can't get some really needed resources from some url's, so whats going on? What do I have to do?


  • Hello,

    Google and YouTube support IPv6. The other sites do not. For example, your error message shows the address for wordpress.org.

    Connecting to wordpress.org (wordpress.org)||:443... failed: Network is unreachable. is an IPv4 address. An IPv6-only instance will not connect to sites without IPv6 addresses. To resolve the issue, you'll need to upgrade to an instance with IPv4 support.

    --- David

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