[arin-ppml] How hard is it to transition to IPv6?

Dan White dwhite at olp.net
Fri Mar 27 18:09:17 EDT 2009


Michael Loftis wrote:
> --On March 27, 2009 1:32:49 PM -0700 Ted Mittelstaedt <tedm at ipinc.net> 
> wrote:
>
>   
>> check out the dd-wrt firmware, it can be loaded on many of the small
>> consumer devices and it's rock solid.  IPv6 support was in the prior
>> release of it, was broken in the current release, and is fixed in
>> the beta releases.
>>
>> Ted
>>     
>
> Unsupported third party firmware is not an option.  We're talking about 
> places like C&W, RoadRunner, Rogers, Etc.  Not you and me.
>   

I agree with the idea earlier in this thread that you should be talking 
to your vendors. I've been successful in pushing one of my vendors into 
an IPv6 commitment. If you make cogent arguments about what your needs 
are, and reinforce what your time frame is, your vendors may start to 
budge in the right direction.

I would also note that IPv6 support *is* available in many broadcom 
based CPE devices - including ZyXEL, Comtrend, Zhone and Clear Access - 
but is not compiled by default. I've had an enlightening look through 
some available releases of the broadcom firmware source:

http://blog.rot13.org/2007/10/bcm963xx_git_repository.html

- Dan
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