[ILUG] What Irish ISPs support IPv6?
david at strotos.com
Fri Apr 17 21:16:21 IST 2009
> Kevin Philp wrote:
> > Sergiusz Paprzycki wrote:
> >> Raymond O'Donnell wrote:
> >>> On 17/04/2009 16:04, Sergiusz Paprzycki wrote:
> >>>> There are 2 ISPs in Ireland I know of who supply IPv6 to all
> >>>> but they are both outside Dublin (Galway and Louth) and my feeling is
> >>>> that you ask about Dublin.
> >>> Who are they?
> >> Ray,
> >> Airwire mentioned already and Net1 I think.
> >> Regards,
> >> Sergiusz
> > I understand IPV6 is important for the internet address space but what,
> > as an internet user, will it do different/extra for me today? Reading
> > the emails I was wondering if I should give it a try - but what benefit
> > will I see? Should I bother?
> To be honest not a whole lot. At least as an "normal" internet user. It
> is more to see if you are prepared for this sometimes called "new
> internet".. ie. does your router/OS support it?
> For the moment there is very little available on IPv6 only, however
> there is some cool stuff. I would recommend www.sixxs.net as a source of
> knowledge ;-)
> Sergiusz Paprzycki
> M: +353 86 128 2483
Like Sergiusz said it's probably will not make that much of a difference to
anyone's Internet experience right now (actually at the moment it might even
be a bit slower than IPv4 due to all the tunnelling)
But in approx 2 years time the current IPv4 address will be all used up and
unless some drastic measure is done now, The Web might not be able to expand
They are reusing old IP ranges, Classless Inter Domain Routing, ISP NATs and
port mapping etc etc but they all seem to be short term fixes and they will
not work in the long run especially if The Net is going to continute to
expand at its current rate or faster even as time goes on.
I was just wondering if an ISP (residential supplier) has actually
implemented it, not via a broker or tunnel but if an ISP had the
infrustructure to use IPv6 on their backbone networks. I mean HEA has it for
a while now....Google has it on its public servers, almost all Linux distos
come with it (be fecking hard to find one that doesn't), Mac have it for
awhile and even Windows, on XP and Vista and the Servers.....If ISPs could
support it then thats it problem solved (Well not only that but The Internet
would be faster for everyone because of the static length of IP header and
the extention headers etc etc)
Just would be nice if ISPs could just get this out of the way now...
Sorry for the rant :)
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