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# 48517 15-Nov-2009 08:34
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Hi!

Currently on xnet and tunneling to Hurricane Electric.  It would be good to know if 6 over 4 is avalible.  I would like to use an Xnet allocated IPv6 /48  or /52 for my home network.  At the moment I am just investigating the minimum requirements for simple IPv6 set up, and then progressing on to using a ULA, or AVAHI based local network.

I can see that IPv6 requires the edge devices to do more, ie IPv6 based dynamic DNS for a home, as well as maybe setting up a ULA.  Is DHCPv6 required in a home/SOHO LAN?  As soon as the network gets one or two LANs, dynamic routing in combination with a ULA will be required so that renumbering to an alternate ISP is reasonably simple.  Great time to learn about OSPFv6, and I can see that openWRT based routers will be a good thing as they will be a lot cheaper than a more expensive Cisco.

I will

Cheers,

Matthew Grant

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  # 273159 15-Nov-2009 10:11
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Xnet have been trialling IPv6.

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  # 273361 16-Nov-2009 01:47
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What would you need a /48 ipv6 allocation for? That's serious address space!


http://wxnz.net/ipv6-trial/

 
 
 
 


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Hi,


We are currently running a closed IPv6 trial at xnet.  You can check our the details here:  http://wxnz.net/ipv6-trial/


You will need to have a device that supports IPv6CP and DHCPv6, currently we are assigning a /56 to each subscriber (which should be more than enough!)


The trial is a native dual-stacked v4/v6 service, so you will still have access to the v4 interwebs when using the service - please note that being a trial - it may not work all the time (but it has been really good so far, we have quite a few using the service and have had good reports), and there is no helpdesk support.  You can check out the IPv6 forum up on wxnz.net for support.


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