IPv6 Enabled

Epiphyte.ca is now fully IPv6 enabled. Let me know if you experience any problems accessing the site or sending e-mail. I got tired of waiting for my old hosting provider to support IPv6, so I moved the web and mail servers to an Amazon EC2 micro instance (free for a year, and then ~$10/month+bandwidth/storage use), and the DNS server to Hurricane Electric’s free dual-stack DNS hosting service. The IPv6 connection is courtesy of HE’s free tunnel broker service, since EC2 does not natively support IPv6 (although Amazon’s load balancing service does provide an IPv6 address). As part of this process, I also completed HE’s IPv6 certification to the maximum “Sage” level.

New Web Site

My old home-brewed site framework was getting a little creaky after ten years, so it was time for a refresh. Now we have an nearly-stock Drupal installation! Some parts of the old site, such as my no-longer-updated blog and photo galleries, haven’t been ported over but they are still available at their old URLs. Let me know if you find any dead links. It feels a bit anachronistic to have a personal “home page” in this age of Facebook, LinkedIn, SourceForge, flickr, and other hosted services but then, I was still running a gopher server in the early 2000s.