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Withdrawl of IPv6 Technical Trial

prichardson
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Re: Withdrawl of IPv6 Technical Trial

I'd like to think we can do it before the UK reached 1% adoption. I can sit back and relax more this way, given it's currently 0.18%.
I'd love to say we are ready for this and it is something that is being moved on, but there are priorities, some of which are dependencies for us to do IPv6 (the reason the trial stopped was deployment of kit that was a dependency).
It's coming. A traditional Plusnet acronym for this is RSN - Real Soon Now.
garethwebber
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Re: Withdrawl of IPv6 Technical Trial

Any news of when you are going to restart the trial?
I see you have started the CG-NAT trial to get around the lack of IPV4 addresses. I can't do that as I need incoming connections, so am keen to try IPV6.
Gareth
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redleader
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Re: Withdrawl of IPv6 Technical Trial

I'm in the same boat - need incoming connections and would be happy switching to IPV6.
mwerle
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Re: Withdrawl of IPv6 Technical Trial

I'm surprised at the mention of CG-NAT, considering customers can still get an IPv4 address on request (£5 activation fee) - thus I was under the impression that PlusNet still had quite a few IPv4 'spare' unlike most other ISPs.
In either case I'm pretty keen for native IPv6 as well.
MJN
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Re: Withdrawl of IPv6 Technical Trial

Do bear in mind that the static IPv4 assignment is exactly that - a static assignment as opposed to a dynamic one. It is an configuration/administrative issue rather than a reflection of the fact that there are necessarilly loads of addresses left.
Given the prevalence of always-on connections these days the difference in loading on address pool availability between dynamic and static assignments is pretty much insignificant.
However, whilst PN might not currently be experiencing any issues with address exhaustion this will not be the case forever hence the trial.
mikehiow
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Re: Withdrawl of IPv6 Technical Trial

Any news on whether this will be started back up again?
Were there problems with the trial? If it was working for the trial, why not let customers choose to join/stay on the trial?
ascent
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Re: Withdrawl of IPv6 Technical Trial

I was part of the IPV6 test with my Billion BiPAC 7800N & it worked fine for me.
I'd love to see it as an option for my standard login as an opt-in option.
Cheers  Smiley
hazzamon
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Re: Withdrawl of IPv6 Technical Trial

Quote from: mikehiow
Were there problems with the trial? If it was working for the trial, why not let customers choose to join/stay on the trial?

Plusnet had to cease the trial as they couldn't maintain it due to substantial network changes/upgrades.
Hopefully at some point those changes will be completed, and the trial can restart.
TimSmall
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Re: Withdrawl of IPv6 Technical Trial

BTW, I see that IPv6 adoption in France is now up to over 5%.
FWIW, the IPv6 trial was one of the things which made me switch to Plusnet, whereas it's continued unavailability certainly isn't encouraging me to stay...
Is there any sort of ETA?
Tim.
hazzamon
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Re: Withdrawl of IPv6 Technical Trial

Quote from: TimSmall
Is there any sort of ETA?

Indeed. Earlier posts by Plusnet staff implied a service trial date some time around Q4 2012. We're now in Q2 2013!
Community Gaffer
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Re: Withdrawl of IPv6 Technical Trial

I'll update here as soon as we have a rough/target date for restarting.  It does get talked about, and isn't forgotten.
Kelly Dorset
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hazzamon
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Re: Withdrawl of IPv6 Technical Trial

If Plusnet were, hypothetically, to switch on IPv6 tomorrow, I wonder by how much that would increase the UK's IPv6 stats..
ethzero
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Re: Withdrawl of IPv6 Technical Trial

A fine question and I'd be glad to help bump that stat for my home and business fibre lines!
dick:quote
VileReynard
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Re: Withdrawl of IPv6 Technical Trial

Will it ever take off?
The NAT problem was never solved by IPv6.

"In The Beginning Was The Word, And The Word Was Aardvark."

MJN
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Re: Withdrawl of IPv6 Technical Trial

On the contrary. With such a large availability of addresses there's no need for NAT. Any other benefit that NAT might've given is usually achievable by an alternative mechanism - and usually in a far more effective way and without so many drawbacks.
Or by 'NAT problem' were you referring to something caused by NAT?