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Old 14. Jan 2011, 02:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-12183098

If you want to check whether you are IPv6 ready, then try this link:

http://test-ipv6.com/
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Old 14. Jan 2011, 05:49 PM   #2 (permalink)
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hm my laptop is ready, my isp isnt lol
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Old 14. Jan 2011, 06:11 PM   #3 (permalink)
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This link gives a bit more info on the test. My test results are the same as the ones shown on the page. It also says on the page;

"The most important test at this point in time for the majority of users is the dual stack test."
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Mine is not ready for ipv6, Should I do something about it before June 8/sooner?

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Old 15. Jan 2011, 11:27 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I haven't got a clue what this all means. Does it mean my desktop and laptop machines may have a problem or is it something that affects people who have their own websites?
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Old 01. Feb 2011, 12:55 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I haven't got a clue what this all means. Does it mean my desktop and laptop machines may have a problem or is it something that affects people who have their own websites?
On Feb 19, 2011 IANA is expected to assign the last remaining IP address blocks for IPv4. After June 8, the transition to V6 is considered started, however the testing period is currently unknown. Analysts have determined it will take about 5 years for the home user to transition after the testing period has successfully completed.

My understanding is that you will still be able to reach all websites on the internet during the transition period if you are only using V4, but some will take longer to load. This is because websites will be providing dual stack support and your access will have to be negotiated before the site completely loads. Business websites will no doubt have dual stack support. Private sites, who knows.

If you have a current OS then you are OK (e.g. W7 has it built in). As far as I know, Linux is there, so if you have XP on a system that you can not upgrade to W7, you may have to hop on over to Linux. If you have a home router it may have to be upgraded or replaced. Any new purchases in the short term should have V6 in mind.

Your ISP will have to support IPv6 though. There will be infrastructure changes for them. The big guys will be there and others eventually.

NB: There is no real transition date, so we can assume that this is going to be fluid for some time. Some analysts peg it at 5 years, others 10 and yet others 20.
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Correction: IPV6 support is in XP.
It uses the Toredo transition IPv4/IPv6 gateway.
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Old 02. Feb 2011, 04:46 AM   #8 (permalink)
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My current scores:
7/10 for your IPv4 stability and readiness, when publishers offer both IPv4 and IPv6
0/10 for your IPv6 stability and readiness, when publishers are forced to go IPv6 only

Seems like my ISP isn't ready either.
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My current scores:
7/10 for your IPv4 stability and readiness, when publishers offer both IPv4 and IPv6
0/10 for your IPv6 stability and readiness, when publishers are forced to go IPv6 only

Seems like my ISP isn't ready either.
Same numbers here.

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Hey Torresmagnifico, Why not magnificent anymore?
Que paso.

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