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  Reply # 882678 22-Aug-2013 11:38
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I knew we needed divine influence to keep all those bits racing to the right places!!

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Reply # 882681 22-Aug-2013 11:42
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brickviking: Okay, so Telecom doesn't directly support IPv6. I think Slingshot don't, what ISPs do? And then there's the issue of my DSL modem not supporting it either. So much for having us migrated by 2010 to prevent IPv4 starvation.

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The actual migration to IPv6 has been very slow everywhere, due to costs involved (both time, equipment, and impact). Given that the issue isn't, for most people and places, a pressing issue, I don't see it accelerating in much of a hurry in the short term. I'm sure most of the providers (like Telecom) have ample IPv4 address space available that they're not going to have any issue providing services anytime in the forseeable future. In most cases, I suspect IPv6 support will simply be brought in as part of a standard refresh lifecycle - as gear is upgraded or replaced, IPv6-capable gear will be used, but there's no real need to go all out on rolling everything over now (or anytime soon). But hey, FX networks support it on their backbone infrastructure, so yay, progress, right? :)

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  Reply # 882694 22-Aug-2013 11:57
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brickviking: Okay, so Telecom doesn't directly support IPv6. I think Slingshot don't, what ISPs do? And then there's the issue of my DSL modem not supporting it either. So much for having us migrated by 2010 to prevent IPv4 starvation.


I think only Snap and Unleash and perhaps some other smaller ISPs do. There is a whole lot of considersation that needs to go into IPv6 deployment (and believe me we are thinking about it). For smaller ISPs its easier since they have less customers to upset if they get it wrong, and having a manual process and potentially not billing IPv6 traffic may be acceptable if there isn't the customer demand.

In regards to IPv4 starvation, most if not all of the big players have plenty of IPv4 address space for their customers so there isn't the demand, and to a degree that still applies across APAC region. Plus there isn't the "IPv6 killer thing that *everybody* needs" that isn't going to support IPv4 too, so the customer demand for it outside the inner geek circles is pretty low.

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  Reply # 882712 22-Aug-2013 12:27
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brickviking: Okay, so Telecom doesn't directly support IPv6. I think Slingshot don't, what ISPs do? And then there's the issue of my DSL modem not supporting it either. So much for having us migrated by 2010 to prevent IPv4 starvation.

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XNet and SNAP do, they're the only ones AFAIK.


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  Reply # 882834 22-Aug-2013 15:44
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I used to be on Xnet, you had to request to go on the trial to get it, which now says is closed here. Am now on snap - it's a standard offering but it's dynamic...


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