Use IPv6 networking with Wowza Streaming Engine

Wowza Streaming Engine™ media server software supports IPv6; however, the computer that runs software must also support IPV6, and Java JDK 1.7 or later is required

  1. To see if your computer supports IPv6, do one of the following:
  • On Windows, open a Command Prompt window and type the following, where ::1 is the IPv6 version of 127.0.0.1 or localhost:
ping ::1

You should see output such as the following:

Reply from ::1: time<1ms
Reply from ::1: time<1ms
Reply from ::1: time<1ms
Reply from ::1: time<1ms        
 
  • On Linux, test in the SSH console:
cat /proc/net/if_inet6

You should see output such as the following:

fe80000000000000103139fffx8320x4 02 40 20 80 eth0
00000000000000000000000000000001 01 80 10 80 lo
 
  1. Ensure that the Java property java.net.preferIPv4Stack is set to false by opening [install-dir]/conf/Tune.xml in a text editor, setting the following line as shown, and then restarting Wowza Streaming Engine:
-Djava.net.preferIPv4Stack=false

Now you can test.

  1. Go to the Video Test Players webpage, click the tab for the protocol to playback, and then enter the following information for the default vod application:
  • Server: [::1]
  • Stream: mp4:Sample.mp4
  • Application: vod
  • Application type: VOD

Note the square brackets surrounding the IPV6 address.

You can get the IPV6 address of your remote server with the ipconfig command in Windows, or the ifconfig command in Linux.