turning on comcast v6

George Michaelson ggm at algebras.org
Wed Dec 11 22:47:18 UTC 2013

I am probably closer to consumer behaviour at home than most of you. I
don't regard my home router as a vehicle for hackery beyond clue I can find
on the end user public lists and rarely if ever even apply that, and I run
stock factory billion code on my billion ADSL2+ home gateway.

I just enabled the ADSL2+ profile which had IPv6 and restarted. It came up
immediately with a /56 and I haven't touched it since. I have been using it
to SSH back home quite comfortably with an almost unmodified ACLset to
permit port 22 inbound.

This is on Internode, in Australia.

So, while I fully acknowledge the reality is that for a lot of people,
cable and other complex head-end systems needed change and the experience
of going dual-stack can be painful, I want to assert IT DOESNT HAVE TO BE
and I am proof by example

It just worked.

On Thu, Dec 12, 2013 at 8:01 AM, Mark Andrews <marka at isc.org> wrote:

> In message <A026246E-F884-47F0-9225-AFAA87CD35B1 at steffann.nl>, Sander
> Steffann
> writes:
> > Hi,
> >
> > Op 11 dec. 2013, om 20:46 heeft Kinkaid, Kyle <kkinkaid at usgs.gov> het
> > volgende geschreven:
> > > I'm curious, do you know of a consumer-grade router which supports
> > > DHCPv6-PD?
> >
> > I have tested a whole bunch of them more than a year ago. I can remember
> > seeing IPv6 DHCPv6-PD client support on gear from AVM Fritz!box, D-Link,
> > Draytek, Zyxel, Linksys, Asus, Thompson/Technicolor and I must be
> > forgetting a few as well. Most of them weren't very advanced, but they
> > worked to get IPv6 connectivity in the house. What I am missing these
> > days is DHCPv6-PD server support to re-delegate parts of the prefix it
> > got from the ISP downstream to other home routers. As far as I know AVM
> > Fritz!box is the only one that does that today.
> And the need for it was obvious when all the other boxes were being
> developed.  Daisy chaining routers has been part of home setups for
> many, many years if only to get configuration control because the
> ISP router is not configurable enough.  There was no reason to think
> that this would change with IPv6.
> > Cheers,
> > Sander
> --
> Mark Andrews, ISC
> 1 Seymour St., Dundas Valley, NSW 2117, Australia
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