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Big day for IPv6 - 1% native penetration



In message <alpine.DEB.2.00.1211270628380.27834 at uplift.swm.pp.se>, Mikael Abrah
amsson writes:
> On Tue, 27 Nov 2012, Dobbins, Roland wrote:
> 
> > Yet everyone (except you) insist that it does work with everything, and 
> > that all this CGN and 444 stuff and 644 stuff isn't necessary, and that 
> > I'm a fool for doubting all these (to me) wildly overoptimistic 
> > assertions about the coming ubiquity of native IPv6, end-to-end, heh.
> 
> Dual stack works with "everything". IPv6 only access does not (with 
> 464XLAT it might). However, people are complaining that operators are 
> focusing more on CGN and NAT44(4) than they are on IPv6. Which I can 
> understand, but I believe we're getting closer to getting out of the dead 
> lock. My hope is that 2013 is going to be the year we're going to see 
> widespread IPv6 (dual stack) adoption on mobile devices outside of the US. 
> It's looking good so far.
> 
> People are advocating dual stack now (at least that's what I do), for a 
> future goal of IPv6 only.
> 
> The main problem with IPv6 only is that most app developers (most 
> programmers totally) do not really have access to this, so no testing is 
> being done.

IPv6 only is easy to setup if you already have dual stack.

On my Mac it is "System Preferences", "Network Preferences",
"Advanced", "TCP/IP", "IPv4 -> Off" then reboot to clear any lingering
IPv4 references.

It's about as easy on a Linux and a *BSD box.

Mark
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