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Topic # 93831 30-Nov-2011 15:49
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It has been over 2 months now since Snap made IPv6 available to the man on the street...how many of you are running IPv6 in your homes & businesses?

I'd also be interested to know what setup you are using... i.e have you set up an internal addressing system? or does each of your devices have an externally accessible address?

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  Reply # 551875 30-Nov-2011 15:50
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For reference: http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=90&topicid=89165

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  Reply # 551886 30-Nov-2011 15:57
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Worlds longest thread title maybe?

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  Reply # 551891 30-Nov-2011 16:19
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johnr: Worlds longest thread title maybe?


I was actually going to write the same exact thing, but you beat me to it.

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  Reply # 551918 30-Nov-2011 17:11
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Just thought I would give it a go with my Snap connection... But seems to hard. Coupled with the fact that I can't remember the IP6 format...

Anyway, my VDSL modem has an IP6 addy, my router has a few IP6 addy's, my computers/devices all have IP6 addy's but Windows clients saying IP6 not working...

My router, which assigns addresses to everyone seems to not have a IP6 DHCP server? Therefore my clients are not set automatically., ie no gateway or DNS addresses.

I think I might flag it... Put it in the to hard basket for now.

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  Reply # 552381 1-Dec-2011 19:30
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Hello everybody!

I am currently working on a IPv6 Support page that should give you some more info in the near future. Keep your eyes open and I will update this thread.

Thanks.


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  Reply # 552391 1-Dec-2011 20:06
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johnr: Worlds longest thread title maybe?


Hey hey hey ... I'll have you know that I still had 2 characters to spare!

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  Reply # 552404 1-Dec-2011 20:42
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Why can't it just happen automatically like the old system?





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  Reply # 552421 1-Dec-2011 21:51
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i tried it with the Fritz box and although Snap says they come ready to use IPv6 , i found i had to fiddle around with settings to get it to work, but it seems to work now and it is telling me im connected through IPv6 . ( if you are working on a support page could you put in that you have to change the network.dns.disableIPv6;setting from true to false in About:config, it took me a while to find the instructions but it was the reason why i couldnt get it to work.)




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  Reply # 552539 2-Dec-2011 10:57
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Happily running IPv6 at home, probably the majority of my traffic goes via IPv6 these days since I use a VPS in the US which also has native IPv6. The main thing I'm still waiting on is static/sticky prefixes instead of the prefix changing if my connection drops.

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  Reply # 552557 2-Dec-2011 11:33
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ajmitch: Happily running IPv6 at home, probably the majority of my traffic goes via IPv6 these days since I use a VPS in the US which also has native IPv6. The main thing I'm still waiting on is static/sticky prefixes instead of the prefix changing if my connection drops.


Yeah, not understanding why they can't assign static prefixes. It's not like there's a shortage of v6 addresses! (yet!)


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  Reply # 553836 5-Dec-2011 07:44
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vexxxboy: i tried it with the Fritz box and although Snap says they come ready to use IPv6 , i found i had to fiddle around with settings to get it to work, but it seems to work now and it is telling me im connected through IPv6 . ( if you are working on a support page could you put in that you have to change the network.dns.disableIPv6;setting from true to false in About:config, it took me a while to find the instructions but it was the reason why i couldnt get it to work.)


IPv6 on my fritz just worked out of the box... no issues at all. I have turned it off on my main browsing PC though as since World IPv6 day, YouTube uses IPv6 which then bypasses Snap's cache. 

 

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  Reply # 553841 5-Dec-2011 08:02
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wjw:
vexxxboy: i tried it with the Fritz box and although Snap says they come ready to use IPv6 , i found i had to fiddle around with settings to get it to work, but it seems to work now and it is telling me im connected through IPv6 . ( if you are working on a support page could you put in that you have to change the network.dns.disableIPv6;setting from true to false in About:config, it took me a while to find the instructions but it was the reason why i couldnt get it to work.)


IPv6 on my fritz just worked out of the box... no issues at all. I have turned it off on my main browsing PC though as since World IPv6 day, YouTube uses IPv6 which then bypasses Snap's cache. 

 


i had to turn it on in the settings of the Fritz box when it arrived and even though it was telling me it was enabled in my LAN settings i couldnt get the running unicorn to appear it wasn't until i went into about. config and changed it. this is the site to check its working

http://ismyipv6working.com/






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  Reply # 553842 5-Dec-2011 08:06
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I am running IPv6 through my Cisco 877 on Snap - it's working well. As for IPv6 traffic I just pass it through to the computers so they each have a globally accessible address, comes in handy since I have a domain pointed to my home with AAAA records for my server.

All my servers have native IPv6 (Linode) so comes in handy :)




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  Reply # 554288 6-Dec-2011 00:09
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Running ipv6 in our office, seems good apart from the dynamic ipv6 addresses.

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