Ladies, Gentlemen, and friends of other identities,
Is it possible to force an IPv4 Address when your hot spot is only giving an IPv6?
Here’s the set up:
I work from home, hotels, hospitals, etc. When I am on an untrusted network, I fire up my trusty 4G-LTE hotspot and get to work. Every time before today, I received an IPv4 address (typically in the range of 220.127.116.11/16). Today I received an IPv6 address.
This causes problems because AWS doesn’t allow me to add an IPv6 address to our security groups, since the VPC (virtual private cloud) was established with IPv4 only. The obvious solution is to recreate the VPC with IPv6 addressing, but that is simply not an option for a “live” system.
So, until I can figure out how to force Verizon to give me an IPv4 address, I get one by being lucky, or I can figure out how to translate my IPv6 into an IPv4, I’m stuck working only from the Office.