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[6bone] The future



On Wed, 8 Sep 2004, Jeroen Massar wrote:

> On Wed, 2004-09-08 at 11:10, Daniel Roesen wrote:
>> On Tue, Sep 07, 2004 at 09:05:05PM -0700, Allan Vejvoda wrote:
>>> Some ISPs already delegate IPv6 addresses when users connect to
>>> the internet. Comcast and Cox communications, for example, both
>>> automatically delegate IPv6 addresses to users who have IPv6
>>> installed (or kernel compiled) on their computers.
>>
>> How do they do that? Statically routing a /48 or /64?
>
> The only thing comcast 'does' is allow proto-41 to work.
> The thing those people are using is called 6to4, which is yet another
> tunneling mechanism and is nowhere near native IPv6.
>
> Afaik Comcast uses DOCSIS modems and those babys don't do IPv6.

AFAIK, DOCSIS does layer 2 bridging, so it could work. Ever hopeful, 
I just now started up "rtsold" on the interface serviced by Comcast 
(Chicago), but alas, nothing answered the router solicitations.

Frederick