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2004-01-13 17:33:05.825772+00 by Dan Lyke 5 comments

Is there anything that I, as a user with a cable modem with a NAT box and a colocated machine, can do to help or hasten the coming of IPv6?

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#Comment Re: IPv6 made: 2004-01-13 22:52:14.881995+00 by: dexev

not intending to be snarky: why would you want to?

I know about the increased IP address space, but what are the other improvements in v6 that justify the considerable cost of conversion?

#Comment Re: IPv6 made: 2004-01-14 00:03:25.779865+00 by: Dan Lyke

Aside from this wacky belief that we need to change the architecture of the net back into one of peers, the only real reason I've got is just to be ahead of the curve. In looking a bit, I guess it also sounds like I could possibly use an IPv4 tunnel of sorts to give myself a static IP at home, but that's just bad overjustification (and I could also enable a second IP interface at my colo box and set up an ssh tunnel, so that's not really a good reason either).

But what would it take to run my home network in IPv6 or mixed? Would it make configuring my laptop for use on external wireless networks any harder?

#Comment Re: IPv6 made: 2004-01-14 04:44:56.448592+00 by: meuon

Oh.. the headaches.. I'll answer tomorrow morning after a cup of coffee. Yes, It's possible. It's currently the networking equivelent of having multiple root canals at the same time. And the possible scenerio's are varied.

Can you define what goals you hope to achieve besided saying that you are an IPv6 user? It changes my answer...

Although I will admit it'd be a good time to get IPv6 addresses assigned to you.

#Comment Re: IPv6 made: 2004-01-14 06:18:05.825938+00 by: Dan Lyke

So far as I can tell, the only real goal is to say I'm an IPv6 user. And maybe have some test cases which force me to write IPv6 compatible sockets code. In fact my reading indicates that there's this daemon called something like "6to4", and that running that on my house server as a gateway for my XP/Debian dual boot machine would be a good place to start, perhaps even with a second ethernet card in the house server to give me two interfaces to route between. That way the laptop and the '98 machines can stay v4.

#Comment Re: IPv6 made: 2004-01-17 16:41:42.896361+00 by: meuon

I think you can run IPv4 and IPv6 on the same ethernet card and segment..