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Topic # 84751 7-Jun-2011 18:02
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Thought I would chuck this up here for everyone to read



Northland’s Uber Group creates a world first
Tomorrow marks a monumental day in the history of internet identification for every computer
around the world, and Northland internet service provider Uber Group is creating a New Zealand
first tomorrow, being the first to migrate to & support IPv6.
On Wednesday, June 8, many of the internet service providers around the world, and the huge
worldwide content providers such as Google and Facebook, are running a trial for 24 hours to see
whether the newly introduced IPv6 addressing protocol will work on their systems.
But for one independent, Northland owned-and-operated internet service provider, the trial is the
beginning of their permanent migration to IPv6 as they have proven it works on their high spec
technology.

So what is IPv6? Each and every computer on the internet has its own specific code, not dissimilar to
a phone number. This number identifies that computer, and allows other people to connect to you.
With the current protocol, IPv4, there was only 4.3 billion numbers, meaning numbers will soon be
unavailable for new users. With the increase of use of internet over the past few decades, the need
for a new protocol was discovered in the late 1990s and is ready to be implemented in 2011.
The new protocol has 340 undecillion unique addresses, using a combination of letters and numbers,
in other words, numbers will eventually look like this: 2403:d200:2010:2401:85d2:bc14:6bf4:5666
Uber Group director Hayden Simon said Uber was thrilled to be the first to support IPv6 to all its
clients throughout the country.

“We are the first residential and business internet service provider in New Zealand to permanently
offer and support IPv6 to all our clients. Uber is proud to be locally owned and operated, and
working our way through Northland to provide a new standard of high speed internet services to the
people of New Zealand,” Hayden says.

“This is a very big deal, for both Uber and internet service providers around the world. We are one of
the first to do this globally, and we plan to continue being the front runner in any new technologies
that are introduced, ensuring our customers have the best possible service available to them.”
Ends.
For more information contact:
Hayden Simon
0508 BROADBAND
Hayden.simon@ubergroup.co.nz





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  Reply # 478643 7-Jun-2011 18:04
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Woohoo!
Thanks Uber, just got the email regarding this too!




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  Reply # 478645 7-Jun-2011 18:14
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Man still haven't gotten Orcon to tell us what IP our range is routed via in the linking range for our IPv6. I wanted to be ready for world IPv6 day too!





 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 478661 7-Jun-2011 18:44
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All made possible by the large number of our clients that signed up for the trail we did earlier in the year, Whilst we found virtually no issues with switching it on network-wise we did identify internal procedures that needed to be updated.

After IPv6 day we will asses what if any issues there are and we will look to move clients to white listed DNS server's in order to continue access to v6 services like google etc etc




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  Reply # 478785 7-Jun-2011 22:47
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Out of interest what software do you use to manage and track your IPv6 assignments/allocations?



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  Reply # 478829 8-Jun-2011 07:53
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We run an inhouse billing/accounting platform that we updated to support ipv6 accounting and to handle allocations to clients




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  Reply # 478964 8-Jun-2011 14:27
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Is this across ADSL? What CPE are you guys using?



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  Reply # 478965 8-Jun-2011 14:31
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We dont offer DSL, Doesn't allow for the level of insight we require. We run our own wireless network covering most of northland




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