[plug] Exploring world of ipv6 - tunnels

W.Kenworthy billk at iinet.net.au
Wed Nov 17 10:23:15 WST 2010

The lookup slowness was why I originally removed all IPv6 support - and
some critical apps would not work properly at all under IPv4 if there
was no 6 support on the network - this was years ago and inertia means I
still have no IPv6 compiled in on any of my systems - maybe time to
change :)


On Wed, 2010-11-17 at 10:01 +0800, Craig Foster wrote:
> Not many people are actively using IPv6 but like peak oil, there are kludges to extend its lifetime, PR exercises about reclaiming limited resources, and a group of oft-ridiculed 'revolutionaries' that come off a little preachy...
> (Shovel? What do I need a shovel for?)
> You may as well learn now, before some poor website owner or online service is told they can't get a IPv4 address... 
> So far it's mainly ISPs that are holding things up (Not Internode of course). Even the Airport Express has IPv6 tunnel support for 12 months now.
> Personally it hasn't been too difficult, after the penny dropped about the different IPv6 addresses (3+ of them :P) and how DHCP doesn't know about the routing as it's done by router advertisement.
> Oh, and once things are working expect some weird slowness every so often, as IPv6 is the default protocol meaning lookups and connections will attempt IPv6 first if the other server supports it.
> CraigF
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: plug-bounces at plug.org.au [mailto:plug-bounces at plug.org.au] On Behalf
> > Of Bill Kenworthy
> > Sent: Wednesday, 17 November 2010 8:42 AM
> > To: plug at plug.org.au
> > Subject: Re: [plug] Exploring world of ipv6 - tunnels
> > 
> > Is anyone actually seriously using IPv6 at the home or small business level? - or
> > is it only backbone/ISP uplinks and the like.
> > 
> > and is anyone IPv6 only yet?
> > 
> > BillK
> > 
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