Cablevision's company line on IPv6 to the home

Greg Ihnen os10rules at gmail.com
Sat May 28 15:21:19 CDT 2011


I just got off the phone with a level 1 tech support guy about an issue with my parents Cablevision/Optimum Online service and decided to ask the fellow if there's any official company news about IPv6 being in the works. His comments were that there is a test coming up (he was referring to World IPv6 Day), though he admitted that Cablevision is choosing not to participate in the "test" because they want to wait to see that IPv6 actually works without problems before they turn it on. He said it with a tone that seemed to express that the World IPv6 Day "test" is an irresponsible diversion. I politely and without any noticeable condescension (I believe) told him "that's what I expected" and bid him adieu.

It's neat how they're going to skip that irresponsible testing phase and just turn it on one day and it's going to work perfectly.

And I wonder how they'll know when IPv6 is done. Maybe is has one of those things that frozen turkeys have, that pops out when it's done.

I've got my HE tunnels up and running on a Mikrotik hardware on the little networks I manage. I can't wait for IPv6 Day.

So someone on the list please let Cablevision/Optonline know when you've finished IPv6. I'm sure they'd appreciate it.

Greg



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