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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Fri 12-Nov-10 18:25:45
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IPv6


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IIRC this has been available on Entanet for quite a long time. Am I right?

If so, apparently there can be drawbacks - see this thread.

Any good or bad experiences please? Just want to form a view on the subject.

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Standard User ukfsn
(knowledge is power) Sat 13-Nov-10 14:55:55
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Re: IPv6


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Yes and no. Enta did offer IPv6 but it was a beta and that closed some time ago. Since then they have not offered IPv6 on xDSL services at all.

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Standard User b4dger
(knowledge is power) Sat 13-Nov-10 18:05:07
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Re: IPv6


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I've got a pretty good memory but had a little bit of trouble finding this smile

Steve Lalonde (16th Sept 2010)
"We have been running IPv6 on the Entanet network for 5 years. #ipv6"
http://twitter.com/#!/routerfixer/status/24643308734

I'm not sure how this fits in with everything but it sounds good! smile
He's the CTO of Entanet so I'm sure he knows his onions!
I follow him on Twitter so that's an in joke smile


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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Sat 13-Nov-10 22:19:02
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Re: IPv6


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Hmmm .... Thanks Jason, but not good news. The reason I asked was this thread.

Looks a bit as though my comment in there about the hash BT could make of it might be close to the mark. That comment was what I was looking for evidence about, for or against.

It strikes me as close to being important.

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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Sat 13-Nov-10 22:21:41
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Re: IPv6


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Thanks b4dger smile.

Not followed those links - probably will do tomorrow, F1 and other things permitting. Too tired and wine-happy to go there at the moment.

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Standard User ukfsn
(knowledge is power) Sun 14-Nov-10 20:32:21
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Re: IPv6


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Enta didn't publicly state their reason for closing the beta and not going live however I do remember comments about the lack of a consumer routers which support IPv6 properly and the poor support where it was supposed to be there.

I cannot remember whether or not there were BT problems with IPv6 but it does ring a bell and aaisp comes to mind as well with the bell so there may be something to what you have stated. I'll leave it to you to google for confirmation though.

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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Sun 14-Nov-10 22:22:48
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smile
A bit of a minefield I think.

Any idea what happened to the triallists? I think there were several posted here at the time. I wonder if they stayed on it, or had to revert even if they found it worked for them.

Or maybe they all left for other reasons anyway.

Thanks for the background info in any case.

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Standard User Wotan
(learned) Sun 14-Nov-10 22:35:46
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Re: IPv6


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I'm still here using IPv6.

Enta's IPv6 support, though has been very hit and miss, mainly miss over the last couple of years.

My IPv6 stopped working summer last year. Despite a number of phones calls, nothing was done. Then on
26th October this year it started working again.

I have no idea what has prompted them to sort this out. I gave up calling them over a year ago.

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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Sun 14-Nov-10 22:58:11
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Re: IPv6


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Thanks Wotan.

Is there any truth in the suggestion that many sites are not available over it? As mentioned in the linked thread.

If so, how do you get round that? Can you have both protocols operating simultaneously? Ie a graceful fail-safe on v6.

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Standard User Wotan
(learned) Mon 15-Nov-10 00:56:41
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Re: IPv6


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On Linux, IPv4 & IPv6 run side by side.

If a site has an IPv6 address only, that address will be used.
If a site has both IPv6 and IPv4 addresses, the IPv6 address will be used.
If a site has an IPv4 address only, that address will be used.
It is totally transparent. The only way you know if you are using IPv6 or IPv4 to contact a site is if the site tells you. See noc.enta.net

I have not encountered any sites that I could access when I had only IPv4, that I cannot access now that I have both IPv6 and IPv4. (when using BT 21CN connectivity)

This was not the case when using BT 20CN connectivity. As I recall this was due to a problem with some BT Cisco equipment not handling small packets. This effected ipv6.google.com.

Another reason that people may not be able to access certain sites is, if the authoritative dns server for a site is contactable on IPv6 only, and their ISP's dns servers can only contact other dns servers using IPv4.
Then the addresses for those sites will be unsresolvable.

I only know of one site that I cannot access because of this. (I use Enta's dns servers)

If you know of any specific sites that people are having problems with, let me know what they are and I will try them.

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