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World IPv6 launch day set to aid net address switchover

Nibiru
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World IPv6 launch day set to aid net address switchover

[quote=BBC News]Leading internet firms have set 6 June as the World IPv6 launch day.
IPv6 is the new net address system that replaces the current protocol IPv4, which is about to run out of spaces to allocate.
Web companies participating in the event have pledged to enable IPv6 on their main websites from that date.
The Internet Society, which made the announcement, said the day represented "a major milestone" in the deployment of the standard
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-16601636
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Re: World IPv6 launch day set to aid net address switchover

Will PlusNet be enabling IPv6 on:
01)  PlusNet's main site ?
02)  Community forum ?
03)  e-Mail Servers ?
04)  Home pages Servers ?
05)  CGI Servers ?
06)  Pay As You Host ?
07)  Pay As You Host e-Mail Servers ?
08)  Pay As You Host Home pages Servers ?
On 6 June 2012 permanently ?
Nibiru
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Re: World IPv6 launch day set to aid net address switchover

Will Plusnet be issuing static IPv6 address blocks for customer connections by then ?
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Re: World IPv6 launch day set to aid net address switchover

HI Guys,
Just been speaking to Dave and once we have some firm ideas about what we're doing he will post here about it.
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(Excited enough to emerge from lurking...)
Don't keep us waiting too long... and please let the answers be Yes to all the good questions above...
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Quote from: Midnight
Will PlusNet be enabling IPv6 on:
01)  PlusNet's main site ?
02)  Community forum ?
03)  e-Mail Servers ?
04)  Home pages Servers ?
05)  CGI Servers ?
06)  Pay As You Host ?
07)  Pay As You Host e-Mail Servers ?
08)  Pay As You Host Home pages Servers ?
On 6 June 2012 permanently ?

09) IRC server.
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Re: World IPv6 launch day set to aid net address switchover

Hi guys,
Things are moving on with IPv6, we're just testing out some of the View My Broadband Usage functionality now (I'll put a new post out about that) and you'll have seen the posts about testing out IPv6 firmware on the Technicolor routers.
There are plans in place for IPv6 on the various websites, email, hosted services etc. as well as things like DNS but at the moment I can't give you any dates as to when any of them will be done yet, we'll keep you updated as each thing happens like I'll now go and post about VMBU.
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Re: World IPv6 launch day set to aid net address switchover

@dave, Thanks for the update.
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Re: World IPv6 launch day set to aid net address switchover

Now we're there.................6/6/12.............. any updates on PlusNet's plans ?Huh
http://www.worldipv6launch.org/
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Re: World IPv6 launch day set to aid net address switchover

How does NAT work at the local level over ipv6?
It works fine on ipv4.  Grin
I wouldn't want to expose most devices to the internet, directly.

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I wouldn't want to expose most devices to the internet, directly.

That's what a firewall is for.  Smiley
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Re: World IPv6 launch day set to aid net address switchover

How about this then http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-18338948
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However, due to the shortage of IP addresses, many devices - such as multiple computers in the one home - have to share addresses, which can often slow down connection speeds.
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They are referring to IPv4...
Although why they think sharing addresses slows down connection speeds is another matter entirely - sure there is an overhead but it is negligible. I suspect the author is confusing the sharing of addresses with the sharing of a connection's bandwidth.
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How about this then http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-18338948
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However, due to the shortage of IP addresses, many devices - such as multiple computers in the one home - have to share addresses, which can often slow down connection speeds.

It's not even half true - each device has a different address.

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Re: World IPv6 launch day set to aid net address switchover

The BBC are not technically wrong, it's a question of viewpoint.
While every device within your network has its own internal address,  they all appear to the outside would as the same machine (the NAT router).