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jazzyjames
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IPv6

Post by jazzyjames » Mon Jul 26, 2010 5:40 pm

The intertubes are buzzing with people saying we have less than a year to implement IPv6:

http://www.smh.com.au/technology/techno ... 10r83.html

I found the FAQ forum post that said that Exetel have done upstream trials. But I'm wondering, how will this impact me? I know that my router doesn't currently support IPv6, so I may need to upgrade. What, if anything, is Exetels plan on rolling out IPv6 should it all of a sudden become imminent?

James
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Re: IPv6

Post by James » Mon Jul 26, 2010 6:46 pm

jazzyjames wrote:The intertubes are buzzing with people saying we have less than a year to implement IPv6:

http://www.smh.com.au/technology/techno ... 10r83.html

I found the FAQ forum post that said that Exetel have done upstream trials. But I'm wondering, how will this impact me? I know that my router doesn't currently support IPv6, so I may need to upgrade. What, if anything, is Exetels plan on rolling out IPv6 should it all of a sudden become imminent?
They write something similar every year.

malikperera
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Re: IPv6

Post by malikperera » Fri Nov 12, 2010 9:15 am

Following post viewtopic.php?f=219&t=28257 say Exetel successfully done IPV6 trials, but only one of our upstream support IPV6.

I think Exetel should provide IPV6 even though only one upstream provider. At least for early adopters. That will be good testing ground for Exetel since early adopters have to expect issues.
At the moment I'm using tunnel broker, but now and then that software gives problems. If I have native IPV6 much better and not need to go through tunnel.

toast
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Re: IPv6

Post by toast » Wed Dec 01, 2010 2:09 pm

It's getting quite close now.

http://tech.slashdot.org/story/10/11/30 ... -wbrnobr8s

the model in the link says 96 days today, but tomorrow it will say less.

camh
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Re: IPv6

Post by camh » Wed Feb 02, 2011 11:02 am

The last of the IPv4 address space has now been allocated to the regional NICs:

http://www.apnic.net/publications/news/2011/delegation

Does Exetel have a plan for IPv6? Are they pushing their providers to use IPv6?

whoknows
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Re: IPv6

Post by whoknows » Thu Feb 03, 2011 5:22 pm

camh wrote: Does Exetel have a plan for IPv6? Are they pushing their providers to use IPv6?
I would really like to know this too.

If some early adopters could get IPv6 connectivity, they/we could start learning all the traps-for-the-unwary, so there would be a cohort of people who could help answer new-be questions on the fora.

Obviously we can get some connectivity through various tunnels (though sydney.freenet6.net is down just now) but the really important information is probably knowledge of which ADSL routers work best with IPv6, and that can only really be tested with direct connectivity.

There is a comment somewhere that only one of exetel's suppliers provides IPv6. That should be plenty for the minimal load that you would see at first, and once the load grows you would have some concrete evidence to take to your other suppliers.

I'd certainly consider buying a new ADSL modem if IPv6 were available. And if/when NAT64/DNS64 is made available, I'd be keen to try a IPv6-only address on my mobile-internet service.

supernicko
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Re: IPv6

Post by supernicko » Fri Feb 04, 2011 1:19 pm

I am also interested in this. World IPv6 Day (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_IPv6_Day) is on June 8th and it would be great if even a small test group could participate in some way.

aradke
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Re: IPv6

Post by aradke » Mon Feb 07, 2011 11:04 am

Could someone from Exetel give some feedback on this topic please?

For those of us with routers that already support IPv6 it would be nice to be able to turn it on and start testing.

whoknows
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Re: IPv6

Post by whoknows » Wed Feb 09, 2011 12:18 pm

I just found this:

http://www.computerworld.com.au/article ... _carriers/

which includes this:
Exetel

Exetel support personnel told Computerworld Australia via email that an IPv6 deployment was planned “in near future”, but could not provide a time frame.

“As soon as it is available we will inform our customer [sic],” they said.
which gave me a chuckle.

Meanwhile I seem to have 6to4 working well enough.

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