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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: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday May 05 2016, @08:25PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday May 05 2016, @08:25PM (#342221)

    What are the alternatives to Google's Public DNS?

    I use something called IvyDNS which lets me block undesireable domains at the DNS level. It's like hosts files but on steroids because it can block entire domains and subs in one go (so I can block [*.]facebook.com instead of having to block every single hosts known as being affiliated with FB as you would have to do with a hosts file). Oh, and it constantly learns about new domains that should be blocked as well, so I have zero maintenance on my side if I don't want to maintain it.
    I see no ads, I am not tracked online (pixel.facebook.com, google-analytics.com, etc...). My internet is faster because of it and my privacy enhanced.

  • (Score: 1, Interesting) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday May 05 2016, @08:28PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday May 05 2016, @08:28PM (#342223)

    I am not tracked online

    correction: I am tracked *less*, by fewer actors and without a central repository that would otherwise hold all that tracking data and serve it to the highest bidder.
    Sure, each individual site still tracks me but they've long since outsourced this to the big ones like GOOG and FB so in practice, I'm tracked much, MUCH less...