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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.


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 ledow on Friday May 06 2016, @08:03AM

    by ledow (5567) on Friday May 06 2016, @08:03AM (#342464) Homepage

    Same with Virgin Media in the UK.

    For years, they've been talking up IPv6, but still you can't get anything.

    I have a full IPv6 network at home, all my external servers are IPv6 (and sometimes people even use them!), and my router can do absolutely any method of IPv6 you like from DHCPv6 to the various tunnels to you-name-it.

    I have the Virgin Media box in "modem mode" so it just passes traffic straight on and doesn't need to interpret it (and it's DOCSIS 3 so it has to "support IPv6" to get certified nowadays).


    I can tunnel out, but they provide no support so it's no different to just treating IPv6 as a VPN and having a trusted machine on the other end (yes, I've done it going out to my external servers and having them act as the 6-to-4 endpoints).

    And, having set that all up, pretty much you notice no different whatsoever, except the IPv6 test sites light up green instead of red.

    Every few months I try again. Still nothing.

    It's been like that for about 6 years now.

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday May 08 2016, @09:03PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday May 08 2016, @09:03PM (#343295)

    That's useful to know. I'm on Virgin media and will soon be switching their supplied router to modem-mode in favour of a decent router running openwrt. Now I won't waste time trying to get IPv6 working when I make the switch.