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Topic # 84747 7-Jun-2011 17:16
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Just thought I'd let you know we just put NZ Post's main website up on IPv6 for a couple of days to see how things go. Keen for any feedback if you have issues etc.

Also, is anyone else in NZ joining in on v6 day? I see TelstraClear are the only other site on the list that I can see.

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  Reply # 478632 7-Jun-2011 17:38
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Shame TelstraClear customers won't be able to access their IPv6 test site.

Sorry, but TelstraClear is just a smoke screen, really. I saw their press release, which says nothing.

They have an internal trial, and that's it. They are putting a domain to test. Nothing about actual customer trials, tests, etc.







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  Reply # 478642 7-Jun-2011 18:03
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I believe they need DOCSIS 3 to get v6 out to residential (cable) customers? I presume their ethernet products are fine and ready, you just have to find the right person...

Victoria University at least used to have IPv6 via TCL, although the arrangement may have changed under KAREN.

They do run a 6to4 relay for customers who want to dip their toes too. That's better than most other ISPs at the moment.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 478646 7-Jun-2011 18:22
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Yep, NZpost site works fine with v6 on xnet here.

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  Reply # 478647 7-Jun-2011 18:22
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Apparently Telecom Wholesale have some limitation on IPv6 for VDSL and I presume other Ethernet products according to Unleash internet. I don't quite understand as I thought these were all layer 2?

Trying to get our Orcon IPv6 assignment working now so we can participate....





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  Reply # 478649 7-Jun-2011 18:30
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Zeon: Apparently Telecom Wholesale have some limitation on IPv6 for VDSL and I presume other Ethernet products according to Unleash internet. I don't quite understand as I thought these were all layer 2?


Doesn't seem to add up with Xnet and Inspire doing ADSL IPv6 trials (although I can never find the Xnet site when I want to).

But it's great to see NZ Post & TelstraClear getting IPv6 going.

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  Reply # 478652 7-Jun-2011 18:38
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working good over here, I'm not sure you will actually see any issues. It's a tiny fraction of clients that have issues with dual-stack/brokeness




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Reply # 478669 7-Jun-2011 19:00
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Yeah, that's what we're hoping. There's no plans to roll this back if there's client problems, we'll just ride it out until v6 day ends.



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  Reply # 478670 7-Jun-2011 19:02
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Oh, and the Xnet trial URL is http://www.wxnz.net/ipv6-trial/ in case you still can't find it!

I was on that a while ago while I was still with them, worked well. Switched to Vodafone, who have yet to announce anything AFAIK.

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  Reply # 478679 7-Jun-2011 19:26
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OrangePeel: So are you going to remove the AAAA records after the day ends for some reason? Why not just keep them there...


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  Reply # 478691 7-Jun-2011 19:59
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Beccara: working good over here, I'm not sure you will actually see any issues. It's a tiny fraction of clients that have issues with dual-stack/brokeness

I believe that Google's tester checks for those specific issues (for those people that aren't aware of it).



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  Reply # 478893 8-Jun-2011 11:07
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LennonNZ, yeah we're going to take the AAAA off after v6 day ends. The rig we're using to put the site up for today is a temporary one. The site's hosting provider doesn't have v6 yet (same reason Geekzone isn't on v6 anymore!) so we're taking the traffic in through our datacentre and feeding it through. We don't want to do that long-term. I'll be working to make sure the site is back up on IPv6 as soon as proper transit is available.

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  Reply # 478894 8-Jun-2011 11:12
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It's slightly concerning that hosting companies dont have v6 yet, International transit and Domestic peering has supported it for a while (altho PacNet only went dualstack rather than tunneled after we found a issue with them)

There is already a small percentage of IPv6 only clients turning up around the world and these companies should take note of the results in
http://www.ipv6.org.nz/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/2011-New-Zealand-IPv6-Readiness-Survey-preliminary...

Which show 18% are willing to change providers if v6 support isn't enabled




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  Reply # 478971 8-Jun-2011 14:53
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Nice going NZPost - just checked and working nice and quick from my web server over the ditch.



Still quite disappointing that for features like IPv6 we are still for the most part limited to purchasing services overseas, with few  exceptions here in good old NZ.




I finally have fibre!  Had to leave the country to get it though.


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