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Re: [opensuse] IPv6 firewall
  • From: James Knott <james.knott@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 05 Jun 2010 14:33:04 -0400
  • Message-id: <4C0A9860.2090309@xxxxxxxxxx>
Hans Witvliet wrote:
You use a tunnelbroker, so you have a Ipv6 address: at home

Or did you use your tunnelbroker to setup a second tunnel to the
I have my home network set up with a /56 subnet (256 /64 subnets) from a tunnel broker. My notebook computer is set up to get a single address from the broker when I'm away from home.

What was the estimated count-down date? 31-july-2011
And since a couple of months the depletion-speed is getting faster, it
used to be end 2011.
I've heard similar estimates. Regardless, that day is approaching soon. Also, when the LTE (4G) cell phones appear, they'll also need IP addresses, as they'll be using VoIP. There's no way they can all get an address without IPv6.

This is why I find it astounding so many are not making preparations for IPv6. A few weeks ago, I was talking to a manager at a major ISP & long distance provider. According to him, they currently have no plans to do anything with IPv6. I wonder what he'll say when they can no longer get IPv4 addresses for their customers? I've also done a lot of work with Adtran networking equipment. When I last asked them, about a year back, they still had no IPv6 support in their equipment. They are trying to compete with Cisco, which has had IPv6 support for quite some time. IIRC, they're one of the organizations that's trying to promote IPv6 use.

I never thought I'd see the day, when I'd have 2^72 (4722366482869645213696) addresses assigned for my own personal use! I'm only using 5 at the moment, so that subnet should last me for a while. ;-)

Another thing I'll have to look into is mapping IPv4 only devices into my IPv6 subnet.

Also, most things I've tried work with IPv6, except CUPS & Webmin. I'll have to see what the problem is there.

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