• @fubo@lemmy.world
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    3910 months ago

    For a little historical context:

    • IPv6 became a draft standard in 1998, and did not officially lose the “draft” status until 2017.
    • Hurricane Electric launched their well-known IPv6 tunnel service in 2001.
    • Google has published IPv6 adoption stats since 2008. These stats consistently show a greater fraction of users are on IPv6 on the weekend, because it’s more common on mobile and home networks than office networks.
  • frozen
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    2910 months ago

    The solution to fix my development environment at my old job was disabling IPv6. Gives a good insight into the quality of the software…

  • 𝘋𝘪𝘳𝘬
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    2410 months ago

    Ah yes, the print server the whole company relies on.

  • @remram
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    1610 months ago

    For whatever reason, to this day I get a 403 error on http://google.com/ from IPv6. https://www.google.com/ works through.

    Sometimes it’s not your side that is broken.

    • @SteveTech@programming.dev
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      610 months ago

      http://google.com/ works fine for me, tested in Firefox and with curl -6. So it could actually be your side that is broken, although it is probably your ISP’s.

      • @remram
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        210 months ago

        My side works fine, Google just doesn’t like the address. It’s a tunnelbroker address, maybe they consider that bots… but only for some of their servers? It’s weird

        • @SteveTech@programming.dev
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          110 months ago

          Oh okay, IMO IPv6 tunnels are worse than just disabling it, because it’s basically just a proxy with IPv6, and since there’s no encryption (at this layer) both your ISP and now the tunnel could collect your data, as well as added latency.

          But I guess it’s okay for experimentation or if you actually require IPv6 for something.

          • @remram
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            410 months ago

            Hard disagree there. It is a tunnel, it is plenty fast if the intermediate node is close enough, and why would you want encryption at the IP layer.

            It works great and gives me IPv6 that I otherwise wouldn’t have with my ISP (Optimum), allowing me to connect to native IPv6 site and use all the IPv6 functionality I want (dedicated IPs for containers/VMs etc).

      • @remram
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        310 months ago

        I have IPv6, Google just doesn’t like my address.

      • @fluffman86
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        1310 months ago

        How hard would it have been to just add another octet or two? I like using my 10key and if I have to type letters for an IP address it’s a bad system.

        • aPearson
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          1110 months ago

          You’d still need to update and replace every system a packet would touch. Why just add another 8 or 16 bits and make it where we’d have to go through this entire painful process again? IPv6’s design was “we never want to do this again”.

          An example of this “we never want to do this again” is only 1/8 of the v6 address space is currently marked usable for allocation. We have 7 more chances to change allocation methods without having to update or change any system.

        • Adama
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          Not to mention that we can “visualize” the segments and networks by the numbers. Makes it easier to recognize, as an analogy,

          This state, that city, this road, that house.

          Versus ipv6. Of course there’s so much space in v6 that it isn’t an issue except it’s such a pain to work with for people who tend to think in ipv4 octets and bit masks

        • @barsoap@lemm.ee
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          210 months ago

          There’s way more to ipv6 than additional octets. I don’t run ipv6 on my wlan (pretty much only for my mobile phone) because I can’t be arsed to wrap my head around ipv6 autoconfig and NAT (or rather not NAT) whereas setting up dhcp is a breeze.

      • I'm Hiding 🇦🇺
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        510 months ago

        Unless I’m mistaken, it’s also impossible for many - myself included. My ISP doesn’t provide me with a public facing IPv6 address.

      • bfg9k
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        410 months ago

        It really isn’t, but vendors often make the IPv6 config optional and often don’t have an auto-config wizard for IPv6 like they often do for IPv4.

        Take Ubiquiti EdgeOS, setting up a PPPoE with IPv4 has a dedicated GUI wizard that shows up when you first log on, but IPv6 config is all confusing CLI commands.

        IPv6 is haaarrrrrd because vendors are lazy.

  • @itsmikeyd
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    1310 months ago

    I have all sorts of weird troubles with IPv6 at home. Facebook won’t load some content, Netflix will frequently buffer and fail to load, Steam will almost never download things quickly.

    Turn off IPv6 on my router, all my troubles go away.

    • @gogozero@lemmy.sdf.org
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      1010 months ago

      sounds like it may be a wonky dns server. if youre interested, try re-enabling ipv6 but use something like cloudflare’s dns in lieu of your ISP’s

  • @normonator
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    810 months ago

    I’m in Canada and none of the 3 ISPs I have available support ipv6 even on business connections.

    You can probably guess the three and be wrong but also right, this is the case lots of places in Canada only less options.

    • AggressivelyPassive
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      210 months ago

      I have one, they’re awesome.

      I MacGyvered a 2.5" HDD into it and idling it draws 5W, while my pi 3 draws 4-5W, so definitely worth a try, if you can get a cheap one.

    • Sebito
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      110 months ago

      I was gonna make the argument that it pulls more power but looking at the tec specs it probably isn’t that much more.

  • @o_p
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    310 months ago

    Used to have an MSI wind back in the day, this looks exactly like it!

  • @catacomb@beehaw.org
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    310 months ago

    Weird to see this, I had to do it this morning!

    I have a fix to enable IPv6 but I’ll do it after hours :)