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Posted 06 January 2014 - 20:51

As most know Comcast has rolled out ipv6.  I know that with my router I can utilize ipv6 and I played around with it and I can get an ipv6 address from comcast.  But, is there any benefit from it?



Best Answer +BudMan , 06 January 2014 - 21:00

There is of yet no reason to have IPv6 in the home - now the new xbox one can leverage IPv6 - so that would be really the only thing I could see for a home user to have any use of.

Other than playing, there is no web resources that are only IPv6 available - other than maybe some porn, like there is not enough of that on ipv4 ;) Go to the full post



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Posted 06 January 2014 - 20:54

As most know Comcast has rolled out ipv6.  I know that with my router I can utilize ipv6 and I played around with it and I can get an ipv6 address from comcast.  But, is there any benefit from it?

 

Are you asking as a regular user? If so, no. You probably won't even notice the difference.



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Posted 06 January 2014 - 20:56

Are you asking as a regular user? If so, no. You probably won't even notice the difference.

 

Yeah, as a normal user.  This is just for my home setup.



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Posted 06 January 2014 - 20:56

that reminds me, what happened to the ipcalypse :p



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Posted 06 January 2014 - 21:00   Best Answer

There is of yet no reason to have IPv6 in the home - now the new xbox one can leverage IPv6 - so that would be really the only thing I could see for a home user to have any use of.

Other than playing, there is no web resources that are only IPv6 available - other than maybe some porn, like there is not enough of that on ipv4 ;)

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Posted 06 January 2014 - 21:06

There is of yet no reason to have IPv6 in the home - now the new xbox one can leverage IPv6 - so that would be really the only thing I could see for a home user to have any use of.

Other than playing, there is no web resources that are only IPv6 available - other than maybe some porn, like there is not enough of that on ipv4 ;)

 

I just don't have a need for an xbox.  My roku does great for all of my streaming needs.



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Posted 06 January 2014 - 21:50

That being said, I have it and run it on a few boxes to play with. It is a completely different animal than IPv4 - and anyone thinking oh its a just a longer address -- yeah not even close ;)

ping6 ipv6.google.com
16 bytes from 2607:f8b0:4009:802::1011, icmp_seq=0 hlim=59 time=36.151 ms
16 bytes from 2607:f8b0:4009:802::1011, icmp_seq=1 hlim=59 time=30.466 ms
16 bytes from 2607:f8b0:4009:802::1011, icmp_seq=2 hlim=59 time=31.629 ms
^C
--- ipv6.l.google.com ping6 statistics ---
3 packets transmitted, 3 packets received, 0.0% packet loss
round-trip min/avg/max/std-dev = 30.466/32.749/36.151/2.452 ms

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Its great to see comcast ahead of the game, and sure ipv6 is coming.. But currently no I know of NO resources that would make it a requirement in the home. Don't get me wrong there are plenty of stuff on ipv6, its just they are also available on ipv4. You have the whole chicken before the egg thing - users don't have ipv6, so don't need ipv6 for services since no users can connect to it. As user I don't need ipv6 since there are no resources only available on ipv6..

It will come but I don't see there being a "I have to have" ipv6 uprising any time soon ;)



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