nhseacoast wrote: ↑
Sun May 10, 2020 3:03 am
Thats beyond me...its a normal thing?
It is normal, yes. We are all "eventually going to be using IPv6 addresses", because the number of things the growing world wants to connect exceeds the IPv4 address space.
It's fair to say "it can be somewhat rare to see IPv6" on a public web server though, because we've been very successful in efforts to conserve and re-use IPv4 address space. But there is nothing "wrong" when you do see IPv6.
I believe John Conner or someone mentioned that you can actually turn off IPv6 support in Cloudflare, so that their proxies will only connect using IPv4 addresses. Not that this "solves" anything to my knowledge, except if perhaps your web application didn't support anything but IPv4.
But as 3Di confirmed, in this case your application (phpBB) supports IPv6 by default, and has for a while. You're just finally seeing "a visitor from the future" who is actually using it.