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Re: [SLUG] Glen Turner : The return of the Walled Garden
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- Subject: Re: [SLUG] Glen Turner : The return of the Walled Garden
- From: Daniel Pittman <daniel@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2008 19:48:06 +1000
- Organization: I know I put it down here, somewhere.
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Erik de Castro Lopo <mle+slug@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
> Glen Turner's blog post tweaked my interest. A bit of Googling showed
> that Internode is offering IPv6 ADSL connections:
> Is anyone using one of the IPv6 enabled Internode conenctions and care
> to tell us how it's going?
I have not used it, which makes me slightly outside your question, but
my answer as to why is potentially illuminating:
At the moment an ADSL service with IPv6 (eg: anyone but a business with
Layer 2 Ethernet connectivity) means running an IPv6 on IPv4 tunnel back
to their head end.
None of the ADSL DSLAM equipment currently supports IPv6 in PPP, with
the Agile equipment going through testing at present and likely to be
deployed for "native" IPv6 support some time late this year.
Until then there is relatively little advantage to running an IPv6
tunnel via my ISP, compared to experimenting with the same thing via
some other random tunnel broker -- and for production it has all the
same issues that an IPIP tunnel always has.
That said, reports from people using the service have been uniformly
good in my experience, in that it more or less just works.
 ...if their estimates are correct.