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Re: [opensuse] IPv6 firewall
  • From: James Knott <james.knott@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 06 Jun 2010 09:15:37 -0400
  • Message-id: <4C0B9F79.6010508@xxxxxxxxxx>
Per Jessen wrote:
As for your providers IPv6 plans - many don't advertise them, they're
not very interesting to Joe Bloggs.
Not too long ago, several major Canadian ISPs were polled for a survey. Most said they had no plans. Mine didn't comment. Also, as I said in another note, I was speaking to a manager at one major ISP, who was responsible for their hosting sites. He said they hadn't any plans for either their hosting sites or ADSL subscribers. If he was correct, that's a very dangerous position to take at this date. According to other articles I've read, that situation tends to be very common among North American companies. There are exceptions, such as Google, Cisco, Verizon etc. Also, the U.S. government is helping to drive the situation, by requiring IPv6 support from vendors, but there are still many, with their head in the sand, ignoring the reality of the situation. With 4G "LTE " phones, IPv6 will be required, as those phones will be VoIP and IPv4 cannot handle them all.

Me, I'm ready, regardless of what my ISP does. Also, I have a DOCSIS v2 cable modem, which will likely require a firmware upgrade to handle IPv6. DOCSIS v3 modems support it.
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