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    Default ipv6 Day - anything to do?

    I have ipv6 turned off in YAST because things seem to connect faster without it. Will this cause problems on ipv6 day?

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    Default Re: ipv6 Day - anything to do?

    On 06/07/2011 07:06 PM, 6tr6tr wrote:
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    > I have ipv6 turned off in YAST because things seem to connect faster
    > without it. Will this cause problems on ipv6 day?


    that is a real good question!

    i also have ipv6 disabled because things ARE faster connecting that
    way...but, i went here:

    http://ipv6eyechart.ripe.net/
    http://test-ipv6.com/

    and both say ok....but, tomorrow i'm gonna enable ipv6 and see if things
    are all wonderful (and fast)..

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    Default Re: ipv6 Day - anything to do?

    It is al nice and good to enable IPv6, but when you are behind a router of your ISP where it is not on and going to your ISP's first node where it is also not on, it is of no use to do this.

    I have to ask my ISP to switch it on and I have just ordered a new ADSL router which supports it (get it for nothing on loan if I subscribe for another year, which I gladly do). To late for tomorrow
    I may be that your ISP is not offering this (mine is a bit an earlier adopter), but that is exactly where IPv6 day is for: to increase awareness.
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    Default Re: ipv6 Day - anything to do?

    I'm all set, and ready to go.

    All I need is for my ISP to get with the program. (Fat chance of that)
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    Agreed... in this case it's kind of "if you have to ask you can't afford
    it" since at this point in time you likely know if IPv6 really works for
    you since you would have fought for it. There are exceptions, but 99.999%
    of the world is not the exception. IPv6 day just means people will be
    testing it, mostly alongside IPv4, more than usual and in a big public
    manner. Unless you're on an IPv6-only network you won't notice anything
    in almost any case, and even then you will only notice if you try new
    sites that are participating in IPv6 Day by making their sites finally
    work with IPv6. Home users, almost without exception, don't have IPv6
    yet. Your best bet to participate is to be at a university that is an
    Internet2 participant.

    Good luck.





    On 06/07/2011 03:06 PM, hcvv wrote:
    >
    > It is al nice and good to enable IPv6, but when you are behind a router
    > of your ISP where it is not on and going to your ISP's first node where
    > it is also not on, it is of no use to do this.
    >
    > I have to ask my ISP to switch it on and I have just ordered a new ADSL
    > router which supports it (get it for nothing on loan if I subscribe for
    > another year, which I gladly do). To late for tomorrow
    > I may be that your ISP is not offering this (mine is a bit an earlier
    > adopter), but that is exactly where IPv6 day is for: to increase
    > awareness.
    >
    >

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    Default Re: ipv6 Day - anything to do?

    You have been told there is going be a changeover day? Wow.

    (It's just an interoperability testing day. v4 and v6 will coexist for many years. If your ISP doesn't give you an IPv6 tail, you don't need to enable it yet. Your smartphone is more likely to go to IPv6 first, if not already.)

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    Default Re: ipv6 Day - anything to do?

    On 2011-06-07 23:10, ab wrote:
    > Agreed... in this case it's kind of "if you have to ask you can't afford
    > it" since at this point in time you likely know if IPv6 really works for
    > you since you would have fought for it. There are exceptions, but 99.999%
    > of the world is not the exception. IPv6 day just means people will be
    > testing it, mostly alongside IPv4, more than usual and in a big public
    > manner.


    Not me.
    My ISP does not provide it, so I'm stuck on IPv4 and nothing I can do about it.

    I don't expect to see anything on IPv6 day.


    Even more: I took a "recycling" networking course, paid by the state, and
    partially by the European Union. Including a Cisco diploma.

    We were taught none of IPv6. Supposedly I'm trained as a network installer
    and I know nothing of IPv6.

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    Default Re: ipv6 Day - anything to do?

    Quote Originally Posted by ken_yap View Post
    You have been told there is going be a changeover day? Wow.

    (It's just an interoperability testing day. v4 and v6 will coexist for many years. If your ISP doesn't give you an IPv6 tail, you don't need to enable it yet. Your smartphone is more likely to go to IPv6 first, if not already.)
    I know they'll coexist but how will this work? Can I actually communicate (via browser or ping, etc) with ipv6 addresses even if it's turned off in my computer's network interface? How does this work?

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    Default Re: ipv6 Day - anything to do?

    No you won't. Only people with an IPv6 path all the way to the server will be able to make use of it. You will be using the IPv4 services. The burden of maintaining both IPv6 and IPv4 gateways falls upon the content providers, Google, Yahoo, Facebook, etc.

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    Default Re: ipv6 Day - anything to do?

    * Carlos E. R. wrote, On 06/08/2011 12:20 AM:
    > My ISP does not provide it, so I'm stuck on IPv4 and nothing I can do about it.


    You could play with IPv6 tunneling, but honestly I don't see the use. I'm pretty sure my little home network will do fine with IPv6, except maybe for the old HP printer.

    Uwe

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