Slash Boxes

SoylentNews is people

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.


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? ]

Original Submission

This discussion has been archived. No new comments can be posted.
Display Options Threshold/Breakthrough Mark All as Read Mark All as Unread
The Fine Print: The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. We are not responsible for them in any way.
  • (Score: 2) by jmorris on Thursday May 05 2016, @10:53PM

    by jmorris (4844) on Thursday May 05 2016, @10:53PM (#342290)

    And that is the problem. Every year we hold IPv6 day, everybody talks about it for a day, every few months we get another story, like clockwork, about IPv4 address exhaustion and everything continues to stubbornly keep working in spite of it.

    The only touted benefit, no more NAT, has become a nightmare for most. We all have far too many connected devices that wouldn't last a day if exposed to the Internet and everybody knows it.

    IPv6 was a solution to a problem that stopped existing along with the old Internet. The problem was the old Internet was designed around a dumb network and smart endpoints that directly communicated with each other and NAT broke that model. But it is dead. Now it is a smart network / cloud and the endpoints are dumber than a sack of hammers and getting dumber and less capable with each revision. Endpoints are all tethered to the corporate overlord that made them and they all get through your NAT router just fine for that purpose.

    Starting Score:    1  point
    Karma-Bonus Modifier   +1  

    Total Score:   2