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just 8 hours to IPV6 switchover

Postby TESLACOIL » Jun 05, 2012 23:52

just 8 hours to IPV6 switchover
http://www.worldipv6launch.org/

the big reminder
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/06/05 ... aunch_day/

Not to sure how this will impact Freebasic
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IPv6

Might be enabling once things settle down ? , 64 bit and IPv6 are two big step changes that might not get changed for a long while

if the hardware starts to stand still then the software has a chance to catch up & undergo fine tuning
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Re: just 8 hours to IPV6 switchover

Postby anonymous1337 » Jun 06, 2012 1:17

Sweet!
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Re: just 8 hours to IPV6 switchover

Postby pestery » Jun 06, 2012 3:02

Hooray! About time they got the ball moving :-)

TESLACOIL wrote:Not to sure how this will impact Freebasic
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IPv6
Not very much I would think. It would only affect the low level network libraries that people have written, and even then only if they are IPv4 only. Also, no more IP broadcast on LAN networks in IPv6, but I think multicasting is intended to replace that somehow. Although I haven't used multicasting yet so I don't know.
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Re: just 8 hours to IPV6 switchover

Postby jevans4949 » Jun 06, 2012 7:45

DON'T PANIC!

Having read in a bit more depth, it seems that this is more like a publicity launch. There's too much of a customer base out there with IPv4 routers which don't have upgrade firmware. Until there's an incentive for ISPs to provide free upgrades, nothing's going to happen.
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Re: just 8 hours to IPV6 switchover

Postby anonymous1337 » Jun 06, 2012 7:46

It's just a pledge for support and the enabling of IPv6 on supported devices.

IPv4 isn't going anywhere.
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Re: just 8 hours to IPV6 switchover

Postby TESLACOIL » Jun 06, 2012 8:36

Im guessing the full switchover may actually take decades still ?

10 years for the hardware , and 10 years for the mindset

and then the world will be 90% IPv6
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Re: just 8 hours to IPV6 switchover

Postby pestery » Jun 06, 2012 8:50

Eventually everything will be IPv6, but as your said, not for a long time. Still, it's good that support for IPv6 is finally growing. It's been around for roughly 14 years already :-)
Wikipedia wrote:Like IPv4, IPv6 is an internet-layer protocol for packet-switched internetworking and provides end-to-end datagram transmission across multiple IP networks. It is described in Internet standard document RFC 2460, published in December 1998.
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Re: just 8 hours to IPV6 switchover

Postby Mihail_B » Jun 06, 2012 12:57

Hooray!
Test up your inet connection with this :http://test-ipv6.com/


By the way ... IPV6 is 128 bit .... (FFFF:FFFF:FFFF:FFFF:FFFF:FFFF:FFFF:FFFF)
(128bit = 3,4028236692093846346337460743177e+38 IPs :D
=== 340,282,366,920,938,463,463,374,607,431,768,211,456 )
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Re: just 8 hours to IPV6 switchover

Postby Lachie Dazdarian » Jun 06, 2012 15:39

Your IPv4 address on the public Internet appears to be 95.168.126.89

No IPv6 address detected [more info]

The World IPv6 Launch day is June 6th, 2012. Good news! Your current browser, on this computer and at this location, are expected to keep working after the Launch. [more info]

You appear to be able to browse the IPv4 Internet only. You will not be able to reach IPv6-only sites.

Your DNS server (possibly run by your ISP) appears to have no access to the IPv6 Internet, or is not configured to use it. This may in the future restrict your ability to reach IPv6-only sites. [more info]


Is this normal result at this point?
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Re: just 8 hours to IPV6 switchover

Postby gothon » Jun 06, 2012 17:19

I routinely use local IPv4 numbers to access computers on my home LAN but I have yet to type an IPv6 number into my browser. They are too looong!
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Re: just 8 hours to IPV6 switchover

Postby Lachie Dazdarian » Jun 06, 2012 18:36

Oh, hai gothon. :)
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Re: just 8 hours to IPV6 switchover

Postby pestery » Jun 07, 2012 6:10

@Lachie Dazdarian
I got two results. When I first accessed the page I got the same result as you. I'm using Win7 which has support for IPv6, although my router is IPv4 only. Also I have no idea whether or not my service provider supports IPv6.

However when refreshed the page I got a better result. The main difference was that now I had an IPv6 address, and it also said, "Your IPv6 connection appears to be using Teredo, a type of IPv4/IPv6 gateway; currently it connects only to direct IP's. Your browser will not be able to go to IPv6 sites by name. This means the current configuration is not useful for browsing IPv6 web sites."
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Re: just 8 hours to IPV6 switchover

Postby TESLACOIL » Jun 07, 2012 13:14

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Google IPv6 Conference 2008: What will the IPv6 Internet look like?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZo69JQoLb8

This is a 'tense' open floor debate, 'sucks caterpillar snot' is a new phrase to my ear. lol The guy who okayed the doomed & flawed IPv4 is the chair. All they key concerns are put to the panel...an interesting watch indeed.

Switching from IPv4 to IPv6 will make all 99.9% of all current network devices obsolete. The entire h/w & sw that powers the global internet is heading for the trashdump.On the upside 128 bit IPv6 addressing is good enough for the Entire Milky Way galaxy...and possibly the universe...(maybe) so-once its done its done. But we will have to live with it ...for ever ?

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