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Updated! IPv6 the future is here (?) the second response is... wikipedia!

, posted: 16-Jun-2007 11:23

Cable account, IP Address for IPv6
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Response (Helpdesk)16/06/2007 11.12 AM
Dear Inane,

Thank you for contacting us.

IPv6 is not current being used as of yet. You do not need to configure IPv6.
More info on IPv6 can be found at

Should you need any further assistance, or if this does not solve your query, please let us know.

Kind Regards,
name removed.
TelstraClear Customer Help

I know I don't need to configure IPv6, that is being done by a multitude of people around the world,
What I do want is to know what AAAA record to enter so that my domain(s) are IPv6 accessable!!!

I guess this means I can just proceed with my already configured IPv6 address and enter it.

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Gee thanks TCL. I'm sure I'd have trouble with home networking etc. if I host my own webservers and I'm querying IPv6 support...

The thing I find even more curious is that its taken almost 24 hours for an Automatic response?

I have now updated my support query as if I didn't they'd assume the problem was fixed!!!!

******************Original entry****************************************
Now that we have ipv6 here in NZ, as per ".nz offers IPv6 connectivity"

I want to know If TCL are supporting IPv6, and if they'll still be handing out fixed IP's.

I have passed through a query to TCL asking for my fixed IPv6 address so that I can configure my gateway machine to have the correct address for IPv6 support and also so I can add my domain name to the new DNS server listings.


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Comment by sbiddle, on 13-Jun-2007 13:59

/me thinks that they'll ask you what IPV6 is!

Author's note by inane, on 13-Jun-2007 14:03

I expect that to be the case unfortunately :\

Comment by taniwha, on 13-Jun-2007 16:06

dns sec ftw?

Comment by barf, on 13-Jun-2007 23:06

keep us updated inane!
my servers are all IPv6 -reachable and have been for years, but through a tunnel connection with a poor MTU/MRU. been looking for native IPv6 transit (without having to peer) for a while now.

Comment by TJ, on 14-Jun-2007 13:02

Sadly, they will probably take their time deploying service over IPv6. If you think it is bad in NZ, try doing so in the US. We had to jump through hoops to get native IPv6 service to our sites. taniwha - and what does, or what do you think dns sec have to do w/ IPv6?? /TJ

Comment by Guy L, on 15-Jun-2007 01:35

TCL is actually one of the few ISPS in NZ which have v6 connectivity - see . I think we're still a while away from consumer native connections, although WxC has announced a trial. If you can't get it natively, is your friend - it's the closest tunnel broker to us.

Comment by antoniosk, on 15-Jun-2007 05:19

If it makes any diffirence, the TCL service builders have a very clear plan on offering IPv6, as I expect every ISP does. Of course i can't say what it is....

Author's note by inane, on 15-Jun-2007 09:13

Thing is, I know that TCL should be ready,

as Telstra AU have been preparing for IPv6 since shortly before the year 2000,

so they have been getting ready for almost a decade

Comment by freitasm, on 15-Jun-2007 09:18

But have you got any response yet?


Author's note by inane, on 15-Jun-2007 12:48

aside from the "automated" response? no.

I'll be escalating my enquiry shortly.

Comment by barf, on 15-Jun-2007 15:14

XTRA are dragging their feet... surprise surprise

Dear Stuart

Thank you for emailing us in regards IPv6.

We don't have a time frame when we are going to implement IPv6.

There are some programs on the internet which can convert IPv4 to IPv6.

If you have further queries, please do not hesitate to contact us on
0800 116 110 or email us.

Kind regards

**name removed**

Complex Technical Support
Telecom New Zealand Limited

Comment by sbiddle, on 15-Jun-2007 17:07

Apprently if you reply that that message it should escalate it to a human.

Author's note by inane, on 15-Jun-2007 17:13

I have replied but no response yet.

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