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IPv6 Support

Hello, i've been trying to find information on IPv6 support on the telstra network/ Bigpond. I am a software developer and need to be able to test my code on an IPv6 network connection. I've called Bigpond support 3 times and spoken to 12 people so far, none of which have heard of "IPv6" ("sorry Mr Sean, I am not familiar with those letters"). Then I get put through the usual transfer process where each consultant hopes you're just going to give up and hang up which of course works very well indeed.

Basically I need to know:

1) Is there any way of getting an IPv6 address through Bigpond
2) If not, is there a timeframe for doing so?
3) Are there any other options (VPN/ Tunnelling etc).

 

 

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Level 7: Deputy Inspector

Re: IPv6 Support

Add my name to those who like to know....


openSUSE 12.1 already provides IPv6 on my computers/

Am looking to improve IPv6 usage between them, easiest is just replace Thompson TG782T if can figure out with what ?

Might a TG782T software upgrade achieve this ?


When does bigpond.com enable IPv6 ?

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Level 1: Cadet

Re: IPv6 Support

Seems they do not support it, you have to use a tunneling service.

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Level 7: Deputy Inspector

Re: IPv6 Support

Am reading here  :  http://www.gogo6.com/freenet6

 

 

Will usage of this service be accepted, or frowned, on by Telstra/Bigpond ?

 

 

Other issue is whether my trying to use this service  may cause complications or chaos for other users here at home who also wish to be online frequently... 

 

 

 

 

copy and paste extract follows:

 

Freenet6 is an IPv6 tunnel service offered to the community for free. This service enables thousands of people from all over the world to experience the best solution for a smooth and incremental deployment of IPv6. Freenet6 users can get IPv6 connectivity from anywhere, including from behind any NAT device or from outside of their home network. On Freenet6, a single, permanent IPv6 address and a DNS name are assigned to each user, making their PC reachable from anywhere on the IPv6 internet. A full /56 prefix may also be assigned to a router, enabling the distribution of IPv6 connectivity to an entire network.

Instead of a Web interface, which is usually offered by traditional tunnel brokers, Freenet6 uses an innovative model based on a client/server architecture. The Client is software that usually runs on a PC and that implements the Tunnel Setup Protocol (TSP). The Client is used to automatically negotiate a configured tunnel between a PC or router and the Freenet6 tunnel broker, making IPv6 easy to install and maintain. The Client source code is licensed under the GPL. A commercial license is also available.

 

 

 

 

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Level 20: Director

Re: IPv6 Support

In reply: @paulparker

Telstra/Bigpond will not frown on IPv6 brokerage/3rd party services.

I don't understand what you mean by causing complications/chaos at home, you should be fine using these services on any PC/device.
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Level 7: Deputy Inspector

Re: IPv6 Support

Thanks :-)
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Level 20: Director

Re: IPv6 Support

In reply: @paulparker

Your welcome Smiley Happy

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