IPv6 is not used for P2P traffic


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Nowadays ISPs tend to not give away public IPv4 addresses anymore, but luckily IPv6 adoption keeps increasing.

Recently my ISP stopped providing a free IPv4 address, and my gaming experience with a friend became much worse.

 

Similar to

but is was about a dedicated server.

We're both running DST on Linux.


Steps to Reproduce

* Host a game where both players have IPv6 connectivity (I have verified it by using a VoIP app the same time, which clearly used IPv6).

* Observe that the traffic actually goes through some Steam relay (it was 162.254.198.130:4379 in my case), with pretty poor connectivity (obviously YMMV, depending on weird routing issues it might even be better, but in my case it was poor)

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