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Etobicoke, ON

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reply to openvz_ca

Re: World IPv6 Day

said by openvz_ca:

If you can't get what you want over IPv6, then there's no point.

Unless you want to force end users to be dual stacked until the end of time. The migration path should be to eventually end up with only IPv6. No sense doing it if the end result doesn't get rid of one protocol.

As for CPE routers etc... Most of these problems can be fixed with firmware/software updates anyways. It's not like CPE routers are ASIC based anyways.

Linux, Windows and Mac OS X have supported v6 in a stable fashion for years now.

Bell, Rogers & Telus should have IPv6 enabled to end users at this point.

It's true. A good amount of content needs to be available first and that's what World IPv6 Launch will provide with the likes of Google/Youtube, Microsoft/Xbox, Yahoo, Facebook, Netflix and various other large web sites.

Personally I don't feel that the CPE issue is much of an issue anymore. Cisco/D-Link/Netgear/Apple/ZyXEL/ASUS and a few other vendors are now shipping v6 enabled routers out of the box.

relatively modern Linux distros, Windows Vista/7/2008 Server, OS X 10.7+, iOS 5.0+ have good v6 support. OS X 10.5/10.6 have some issues and lack DHCPv6 support. Android is lagging without DHCPv6 support.