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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 tangomargarine on Thursday May 05 2016, @08:22PM

    by tangomargarine (667) on Thursday May 05 2016, @08:22PM (#342218)

    Aren't people like you the reason we ran out of IPv4 addresses?

    "Yes of course I need 1024 addresses."

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  • (Score: 3, Informative) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday May 05 2016, @08:42PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday May 05 2016, @08:42PM (#342235)

    There are 42,535,295,865,117,307,932,921,825,928,971,026,432 possible public facing ipv6 addresses. Every man, woman and child on the planet could take 10 million addresses each and that would still leave 99.9999999999999999998% of the address space available.

    Put that in your smike and poke it.

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday May 05 2016, @09:25PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Thursday May 05 2016, @09:25PM (#342250)

      Challenge accepted!

      • (Score: 2) by Gaaark on Thursday May 05 2016, @10:24PM

        by Gaaark (41) on Thursday May 05 2016, @10:24PM (#342277) Journal

        Pics?
        I'd like to try it myself, but am wondering how you get into that position to do it? Any suggestions?

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    • (Score: -1, Redundant) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday May 05 2016, @11:13PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Thursday May 05 2016, @11:13PM (#342294)

      Every man, woman and child on the planet could take 10 million addresses each...

      Does this count my newborn son, who is about 7 hours old at the moment?

      • (Score: 1, Touché) by Anonymous Coward on Friday May 06 2016, @03:02PM

        by Anonymous Coward on Friday May 06 2016, @03:02PM (#342574)

        Your kid is just 7 hours old and you are on soylent making random useless posts?
        You are going to be a great parent!

        • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday May 06 2016, @10:47PM

          by Anonymous Coward on Friday May 06 2016, @10:47PM (#342735)

          Yes, you should be standing by the bedside staring at mother/baby ready to jump at a moment's notice, even if they are sleeping because, oh I don't know, they just went through a fucking childbirth seven hours ago?

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday May 05 2016, @08:48PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday May 05 2016, @08:48PM (#342241)

    1024 IPv4 addresses for me, 1024 IPv4 addresses. Troll a site, ban for me, 1023 IPv4 addresses left.