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stewaw00
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IPV6...

Hi

 

Just throwing my hat into the ‘Ou est la IPV6 a la Plusnet’ ring.

 

 

 

I came here from BT and whilst I can’t critisise the service for the price I’m afraid I won’t be renewing - solely due to the lack of intrinsic IPV6 support.

 

 

The world is moving on and it’s time you ‘got with the program’ lads/ladettes!

 

Wullie

 

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Browni
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Re: IPV6...

What is the lack of IPv6 support preventing you from doing?
I must have been really bad in a previous life as this was my 3rd ISP in a row that used lithium.
Now you're stuck with me because my new ISP doesn't run a forum Cheesy
stewaw00
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Re: IPV6...

Dispensing with the "pain the [-Censored-]" that is NAT for a few home office services for one.  Full access from home to all my employers infrastructure for another, without having to jump through the hoops of tunnels / VPN.

 

Of course these things can be worked around, but it's 2019 for <insert deity here> sake... it's not like the core network kit doesn't support it.

Moderator's note by Mike (Mav): Avoidance of swear filter edited as per Forum rules.

Browni
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Re: IPV6...

That's business use, not typical home use.
I must have been really bad in a previous life as this was my 3rd ISP in a row that used lithium.
Now you're stuck with me because my new ISP doesn't run a forum Cheesy
Superuser
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Re: IPV6...

As @brownei asked - what does it STOP you going as opposed to doing the same differently?

NATs and VPNs have their place, specifically in providing secure inhibition of access unless explicitly permitted.
flamingbadger
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Re: IPV6...

Although it isn't a deal breaker for me, it would be nice to see Plus moving forward with more modern features even it if is just to show they are a progressive ISP.  There doesn't appear to have been any move to support the faster fibre technologies or IPv6 despite trials.

Baldrick1
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Re: IPV6...

Maybe it's not that Plusnet do not want to provide IPv6 but rather that their master's, BTplc, insist on keeping such restrictions in place on their budget ISP service to help justify the additional cost of BT Retail's offering.

IngeJones
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Re: IPV6...

I have installed Nest Protect smoke alarms in my house, only to find that they require ipv6 to work reliably.  Admittedly I had to do quite a bit of research before finding out that was the problem so it's hard to know exactly who is to blame here, me for not thinking hard enough about ipv6 details before purchase or Google for not making enough of an pre-sales issue of it, or Plusnet/BT for not enabling it.  But it's costing me shedloads of wasted money Sad

Superuser
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Re: IPV6...

Sounds like the product is not fit for purpose if it does not identify specific requirements.
IngeJones
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Re: IPV6...

I do have my doubts about the Google product family...