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    Sky Launch of IPv6: When?

    This is a discussion on Sky Launch of IPv6: When? within the Sky Rumour Mill forums, part of the Sky news and announcements category; Regular members will be aware that Sky are currently trialling IPv6 for a few months now. With the routers being ...

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      Sky Launch of IPv6: When?

      Regular members will be aware that Sky are currently trialling IPv6 for a few months now. With the routers being updated to fully support IPv6, when do you think Sky will start rolling it out to their customers?

      For those of you who aren't familiar with IPv6 and what it means, I've posted a very simple guide here: What is IPv6?

      As Sky have been conducting trials and updating their routers to support IPv6, it makes sense that the launch date may potentially be sooner rather than later.

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      Re: Sky Launch of IPv6: When?

      There is no 'Don't care' option so i haven't voted.

      I've read plenty about IPV6 during the last year or so & still can't see why i should be concerned.

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      Re: Sky Launch of IPv6: When?

      Definitely requires an " I don't care" option


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      Re: Sky Launch of IPv6: When?

      I dont care also

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      I think i understand the importance of IPV6.

      It's just that the switch from IPV4 is all going on at a level where consumer influence doesn't exist.
      And if it did it would be of no consequence whatsoever.

      IPV6 is often touted as a very serious thing & as such should be considered by all conscientious people.
      Maybe i'm a philistine?

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      Re: Sky Launch of IPv6: When?

      Quote Originally Posted by gymno View Post
      I think i understand the importance of IPV6.

      It's just that the switch from IPV4 is all going on at a level where consumer influence doesn't exist.
      And if it did it would be of no consequence whatsoever.

      IPV6 is often touted as a very serious thing & as such should be considered by all conscientious people.
      Maybe i'm a philistine?
      Chances are most people wont care unless they see a noticeable reason to care.

      For example, if you use something which is based on you not using some kind of double NAT or having your own IP address, chances are you will care or start to care.

      If however you just want to check your email, chances are you wont care.

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      Re: Sky Launch of IPv6: When?

      Quote Originally Posted by tech3475 View Post
      Chances are most people wont care unless they see a noticeable reason to care.

      For example, if you use something which is based on you not using some kind of double NAT or having your own IP address, chances are you will care or start to care.

      If however you just want to check your email, chances are you wont care.
      That's what i'm talking about!

      Most folks i know just want to know whether they'll still be able to play call of duty online or not.
      I say:
      "Well, yeah if Sony / Microsoft do this & that."
      "Oh & your ISP has to get it right."
      "And your router has to be compatible."
      Blah blah, then i get bored.

      It's all out of our hands anyway.

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      Re: Sky Launch of IPv6: When?

      As there will be so many more addresses available, will we get to keep one of our own ?
      If not what will be the advantage to the provider of dynamic addresses ?

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      Re: Sky Launch of IPv6: When?

      Ok, I've changed the last two options. The forum software only allows for 10 choices, so the last is now 'Don't care'.

      Yes as a consumer it should not make any difference to how you use your Internet. The only items that will have a problem are old network devices which in most cases have long since been superseded by newer items which work much better. Of course there are some whom still want to run the Acorn Electron or BBC Micro, but these never did work on the Internet.

      Will we have fixed or dynamic IP Addresses? I believe that they will be dynamic. Of course this and other questions remain to be answered. Fixed IP Addresses are available from Sky provided that you upgrade to one of the two Pro packages. Of course Sky have also added two new dynamic IP providers to the SR101 firmware. This may also be happening to the SR102 with its new firmware.

      Consumer influence? Ok it is a technical issue that those who work behind the scenes have designed. The simple truth is that this will benefit us. Since there is now an issue with some ISPs in the US who can no longer issue new IPv4 addresses, that would mean that no more new people can subscribe to their services unless they make the switch to IPv6.

      Gamers should notice a small improvement once everyone has switched across. Currently some people are on IPv6, others are on IPv4. In order that everyone can talk to one another the addresses have to go through a translator. That would slow things down. Once everyone is on IPv6, there will no longer be any requirement for the translator.

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      Re: Sky Launch of IPv6: When?

      I did love the Azure newsletter from Microsoft a few weeks back that mentioned this;

      Some Azure customers may have noticed that for a VM deployed in a US region, when they launch a localized page on a web browser it may redirect them to an international site...
      IPv4 address space has been fully assigned in the United States, meaning there is no additional IPv4 address space available. This requires Microsoft to use the IPv4 address space available to us globally for the addressing of new services. The result is that we will have to use IPv4 address space assigned to a non-US region to address services which may be in a US region. It is not possible to transfer registration because the IP space is allocated to the registration authorities by Internet Assigned Numbers Authority.
      A good article around current ipv4 state is;
      With the Americas running out of IPv4, it

     

     
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