What are considered best practices to deal with the upcoming ip4 address exhaustion? I have googled around and a lot of the dual stack recommendations of the last five years seem to be universally ignored. Will NAT save me from having to configure my bytemark virtual server for ip6? Nobody seems to know.
Bytemark advertizes ip6 support on its virtual machines which I have not taken advantage of. The checklist for doing so looks straightforward:
 netstat --all -p shows ip6 listening ports for all my current services
 the ip6 address I would get would be setup with a static line in /etc/network/interfaces (I’m running debian Lenny)
 ip6tables needs to run in parallel with iptables but my rule set is small and easily duplicated
 dns A6 records are unused and can safely be ignored
[*] the bind9 name server I am running supports AAAA records without a fuss — but what about bytemark’s content dns servers?
But!!! my domain name registrar doesn’t seem to support ip6 glue records so is the whole exercise pointless?
It does seem this will be necessary at some point in the near future. How long I can put it off?