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    New IPv6 Trial for Sky Broadband & Sky Fibre

    This is a discussion on New IPv6 Trial for Sky Broadband & Sky Fibre within the Sky news and announcements forums, part of the SkyUser Announcements category; Hi all, I have not applied for the trial but as I stated in another thread my AEBS is reporting ...

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      Re: New IPv6 Trial for Sky Broadband & Sky Fibre

      Hi all,

      I have not applied for the trial but as I stated in another thread my AEBS is reporting a IPv6 address. When I navigate to IPv6 test - IPv6/4 connectivity and speed test. I get the below

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      Re: New IPv6 Trial for Sky Broadband & Sky Fibre

      You result shows your line is enabled for IPv6, not all are enabled yet.

      I would say you are not using the Sky DNS servers. Using the Sky servers I get 16/20 with a fail for DNS6+IP6. Using the Google IPv6 DNS server I get 17/20 with all the DNS reachable. I think I am a point short of you as I have ICMP requests filtered.

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      Re: New IPv6 Trial for Sky Broadband & Sky Fibre

      Quote Originally Posted by Isitme View Post
      You result shows your line is enabled for IPv6, not all are enabled yet.

      I would say you are not using the Sky DNS servers. Using the Sky servers I get 16/20 with a fail for DNS6+IP6. Using the Google IPv6 DNS server I get 17/20 with all the DNS reachable. I think I am a point short of you as I have ICMP requests filtered.
      Have never used Sky's DNS servers, I have always used google's and only just yesterday added them for IPv6

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      Re: New IPv6 Trial for Sky Broadband & Sky Fibre

      Quote Originally Posted by andrewjr View Post
      Have never used Sky's DNS servers
      Not using Sky's recursive DNS will mess up CDN steering meaning possibly worse performance for your service.
      Not to mention Sky's DNS is distributed around their network and anycasted, so you'll always hit the closest server, which means faster name resolution than if your request goes to an off-net server that you've manually set.

      Anywho, regarding your IPv6, *squints at the screenshot*. That redacted address doesn't look like it starts with Sky's prefix of 2a02:c78::/29 although it's hard to tell.
      Is it possible you've got something else in your network doing IPv6 tunnelling, or something else sending rogue RAs?

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      Re: New IPv6 Trial for Sky Broadband & Sky Fibre

      Quote Originally Posted by andrewjr View Post
      Have never used Sky's DNS servers, I have always used google's and only just yesterday added them for IPv6
      I have a few issues with googles' ipv6 servers, they don't always resolve if the host does not have an ipv6 address, such as BBC - Homepage, at least it didn't when I tried it. I am now using this sites servers

      IPv6 NAT64 gateway

      Using one as a primary DNS and a google one as the secondary. PC I am writing this message on set to IPv6 only and so far so good. I'll put my name down for the trial.
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      Re: New IPv6 Trial for Sky Broadband & Sky Fibre

      Scubbie,

      Maybe we should create a Forum sub just to discuss ipv6. It's a subject that is not easy to get ones head around and sharing the knowledge may help clarify things. It's taken me a while to get a basic grasp of it and I've learned a few things that might be useful to others.
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      Re: New IPv6 Trial for Sky Broadband & Sky Fibre

      I have raised this with NewsReader. Hopefully he will oblige and do so soon.

      Of course anything discussed within the confines of any Beta Group can't be posted on a public forum until consent has been given. This doesn't mean that people won't be wanting a general idea though.

      Of course once Sky does launch IPv6 across the country people will also very much be wanting to know what to do, if anything, and how things may be different with IPv6.

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      Re: New IPv6 Trial for Sky Broadband & Sky Fibre

      Thanks Scubbie,

      I agree with the beta info, but I am not part of that as yet or even if ever.

      Some pointers to force windows to use ipv6 rather than ipv4 as it does by default ( when running dual stack ) I found really useful and that solved many of the issues I was having.
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      An IPv6 sub forum could become a useful resource for other users.

      There's a lot of good quality info out there about IPv6, but the problem as always is sifting out the wheat from the chaff.

      And Skyuser also has a good past record of producing useful guides on a variety of technical stuff to help other users.

      Let's hope it comes to fruition.
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      Re: New IPv6 Trial for Sky Broadband & Sky Fibre

      I agree that a sub forum would be a great idea, as IPv6 becomes more relevant then somewhere ideas and issues can be posted can surely only help.

      As stated by speedyrite this forum has a great rep for creating guides to assists people and I have to admit this would probably be the first place I would come to if I needed help.


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