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Re: [opensuse-factory] Re: Access Hotspot notification? wasTumbleweed - Review of the week 2017/41
On 16 October 2017 at 18:08, Dominique Leuenberger / DimStar
<dimstar@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

(the only explanation so far is that we might have missed to cater for
ipv6-only clients; but I doubt there are THAT many out there yet)

You'd be surprised - I know of areas in Latin America and Asia that
are only allocating IPv6 addresses these days, and in Germany you have
ISP's like Kabel Deutchland which only provide their customers with
IPv6 addresses now, unless you explicitly request an IPv4 address

And sure, in many cases they have some kind of fallback for IPv4
addresses, but they often favour IPv6 first and foremost - heck,
almost all of our browsers in openSUSE do that by default now also.

~20% of the traffic hitting google worldwide is IPv6 these days
https://www.google.com/intl/en/ipv6/statistics.html

That bumps upto 30% in Germany, and 33% in Greece & USA

So if something like conncheck.opensuse.org was responsive on IPv6 but
not responding properly, it's not surprising NM would go try a
different host rather than thinking "oh, maybe the webserver will work
right on that old legacy protocol I don't like to use any more" ;)
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