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Time Warner IPv6 pains

Posted 04-23-2013 at 01:17 AM by rocket357

I asked TWC about ipv6 a while back, and the tech I got on the phone was as clueless as they come. Oddly, I could see router advertisements with link-local address (modem playing games, or so I thought), so I fired up rtsol and cried as it failed repeatedly.

A bit later, I noticed that with the kids competing for bandwidth and my wife gaming, we were starting to saturate the 20 Mbps we were getting. I call TWC and upgrade to the 50 Mbps package.

Then something peculiar happened. Still getting router advertisements, but now, I can pull a global ipv6 addy on my OpenBSD firewall!

Joy of JOY! I can ping ipv6.google.com from the firewall! Time to roll out ipv6 to my home network!!!

Then I notice they gave me a prefixlen of 128. Correct me if I'm wrong, but basically they said "no, you can't have a block of ipv6...but we'll give you just ONE ipv6 ip to get your hopes up".

Urgh. I hate you sometimes, TWC.
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    After a few calls and discussions with TWC, I've determined that they have no intention of changing their policy for prefixlen 128. So I've setup a hurricane electric ipv6 tunnel and will test that out instead, and migrate to a more open-minded ISP as soon as possible. Sucks, but that's how it goes sometimes =)
    Posted 04-28-2013 at 04:30 PM by rocket357 rocket357 is offline
 

  



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