[LINK] Unassigned IPv4 addresses exhausted

Paul Brooks pbrooks-link at layer10.com.au
Mon Nov 14 13:34:45 AEDT 2016

On 12/11/2016 10:37 PM, JanW wrote:
> At 05:37 PM 12/11/2016, Stephen Loosley wrote:
>> Surely IPv6 awareness is required throughout networks? And so, how aware are we? 
> Bets on if the NBN installed equipment is IPv6 ready? Or is that certain that it's all fine and dandy?
> Jan
The NBN services are all 'layer 2' Ethernet services, and so (apart from some minor
corner cases) the services are IP-version agnostic between the user and the RSP. Right
from the very beginning, NBN services have been able to support IPv6 if the RSP
supports IPv6.  NBNCo have had IPv6 and dual-stack operation capability in mind right
from the beginning.

I don't know if this applies to satellite, but certainly for FTTP and probably for
FTTN is true.
There was a firmware update or two for the FTTP NTD units to support the IPv6-version
of multicast, but as nobody is using the multicast functionality of the FTTP network,
early non-support was not a problem.   I believe even the SIP VoIP functionality that
supports the voice telephony port on the FTTP box is IPv6-capable.

As always, we're only waiting on all the major and minor RSPs to provide IPv6-enabled
services, no excuses.


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