Our online nmap port scanner is now IPv6 capable. Nmap has had the ability to scan IPv6 ip addresses for some time now and recently Linode also added IPv6 to its VPS offerings. These additions mean we can now provide on-line port scanning of both IPv4 and IPv6 addresses or Host names that have an appropriate AAAA DNS record.
It is important to understand what ports are open and listening on your perimeter network or hosted Internet servers. With the updated tool you can now quickly determine what ports are listening on both your IPv4 based address and your IPv6 address. As people move towards IPv6 (will 2012 be the year of IPv6?), it is necessary to ensure that network protection devices and software are configured and capable of protecting both IPv4 and IPv6 traffic.
If 2012 is going to be year of IPv6 we are ready to go. 😉