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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 Hyperturtle on Friday May 06 2016, @12:52AM

    by Hyperturtle (2824) on Friday May 06 2016, @12:52AM (#342334)

    What is your package with Comcast, and what is your hardware used to connect to them?

    You have done as I intend to, but I needed to buy an additional router for this purpose. My firewall does not allow for GRE tunnels to originate from itself; only through itself, and so I needed an actual router to... act as a router.

    I also would like to know where you have registered anything of importance.

    I wanted to get a IPV6 range that was portable, having missed the IPV4 bandwagon because I was cheap, and my god ARIN sure is acting like those cups of water are worth their weight in dissoved precious metal ions. (I guess I am still cheap if I think that) And the proof they demand; why do I need to multihome this and demonstrate how many IPs I am using up, and that I am not subleasing these to others? Why is it thousands of dollars to get a range? Why is it Comcast won't even talk to me about it without a fiber connection to them because that's what they require for me to run BGP, because that's what they require to route IPV6 unless I buy a few statics off them that aren't really statics or bought at all...

    I totally understand this for IPV4; but the IPV6 ranges are just obscenely large. Waste not, want not, I too don't want to just squander it all.. but they are really hindering the adoption by keeping the assigment requirements so high. A medium business can afford the costs and renewals, the common person just seems to be forced into the cloud with an ISP that refuses to let them run servers. IPV4 scarcity isn't the issue anymore...

    Anyway, I wanted to take the plunge and do as you did, signed up and everything... but found that its not so easy to get IPV6 working on *non modern hardware*. Or comcast, without at least a business class modem. Otherwise the DHCP can reset (as they seem to do to me every few months.. its not consistent anymore) and everything I may put online through a tunnel broker suddenly becomes offline.

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