getnetworkinfo says IPv6 is working on my node:

"name" : "ipv6",
"limited" : false,
"reachable" : true,
"proxy" : ""

Yet why don't I get any IPv6 peers connecting to my node? Sometimes I get many connecting to it, but right now I have only IPv4 peers.

  • Does your proxy endpoint support IPv6?
    – Claris
    Commented Jul 2, 2015 at 4:08
  • @Bitcoin: I don't know why it even says IPv6 is using a proxy. I don't want it to. It has said that before, though, when I did have IPv6 peers.
    – Geremia
    Commented Jul 2, 2015 at 5:48
  • @Bitcoin ( is my Tor proxy, which is working, since a few of my peers are Onion addresses.)
    – Geremia
    Commented Jul 2, 2015 at 6:14

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The issue was that bitcoind was discovering my wrong IPv6 address. (It mistook my link IPv6 address for my public one.) I set --discover=0 and set my IPv4 and IPv6 addresses manually with --externalip.

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