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posted by n1 on Thursday May 05 2016, @06:36PM   Printer-friendly
from the not-yet dept.

APNIC reminds us that "there are now a large number of ISPs, data centres, cloud services, and software that now support IPv6" and "enabling IPv6 can be as simple as clicking a button on your WiFi router."

I turned it on, with Comcast I received an IPv6 route but no DNS server. Fortunately, Google Public DNS has unmemorable addresses, which I was able to configure manually.

2001:4860:4860::8888
2001:4860:4860::8844

It works. "There's only one thing left for you to do: Turn it on!"

[ ed: What are the alternatives to Google's Public DNS? ]


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  • (Score: 2) by dltaylor on Thursday May 05 2016, @08:04PM

    by dltaylor (4693) on Thursday May 05 2016, @08:04PM (#342206)

    My Cisco only has IPv4 on the WAN side, and it's not supported (that I can find for an RVS4000) by any open source firmware.

    When I finish the OpenBSD router/firewall, I may try IPv6 to see if it gives me any advantage in connectivity, but I am NOT allowing anything on the LAN to bypadd the firewall and use IPv6 to directly connect to the internet.

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  • (Score: 2) by wisnoskij on Thursday May 05 2016, @08:28PM

    by wisnoskij (5149) <reversethis-{moc ... ksonsiwnohtanoj}> on Thursday May 05 2016, @08:28PM (#342222)

    Me as well. My rural ISP actually only offers my internet to me through a router. So I am 99% sure that I share an ip address with everyone else in the area; At least that is how I think it must work. SO I do not have any conttrol over this ip address and definitely cannot switch to v6.

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday May 06 2016, @12:07AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Friday May 06 2016, @12:07AM (#342310)

      My ISP uses CGN [wikipedia.org]. All the downsides of NAT with the only benefit being it acting like a rudimentary firewall. UDP hole punching and ICE do not work reliably, especially on well-known ports, and not all software understands that the CGN IP address is not publicly routeable. The real nice one is during school vacations and I find the public IP banned from all sorts of services.