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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 archfeld on Friday May 06 2016, @02:10AM

    by archfeld (4650) <treboreel@live.com> on Friday May 06 2016, @02:10AM (#342360) Journal

    DNS on Time Warner Cable here in Yuma doesn't support IPV6 either. My local hardware does but I had to move to OpenDNS. TWC had their DNS configured to sequential IPs on the same subnet anyways, so anytime there was any sort of issue, both DNS suffered from the same problem. Anyone know if there is any noticeable difference between OpenDNS or GoogleDNS ?

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday May 06 2016, @05:36AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday May 06 2016, @05:36AM (#342439)

    Which is fine. Because they are dual stack. You can get AAAA records from the ipv4 DNS servers.

    > google.com
    Server: dns-cac-lb-01.rr.com
    Address: 209.18.47.61

    Non-authoritative answer:
    Name: google.com
    Addresses: 2607:f8b0:4002:c07::8b
                        74.125.21.138
                        74.125.21.101
                        74.125.21.139
                        74.125.21.102
                        74.125.21.100
                        74.125.21.113
    -----

    ping google.com

    Pinging google.com [2607:f8b0:4002:c08::8b] with 32 bytes of data:
    Reply from 2607:f8b0:4002:c08::8b: time=28ms
    Reply from 2607:f8b0:4002:c08::8b: time=33ms
    Reply from 2607:f8b0:4002:c08::8b: time=39ms
    Reply from 2607:f8b0:4002:c08::8b: time=33ms

    Ping statistics for 2607:f8b0:4002:c08::8b:
            Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
    Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
            Minimum = 28ms, Maximum = 39ms, Average = 33ms