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Old 02-01-2023, 02:51 PM   #1
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pet theory: IPV6 not worth enabling @HOME

So I had an ipv4 "super server" years ago but couldn't afford the bills (my cable company port blocked it - wanted money to re-enable ports).

I recently booted this IPV4 it on a newish high speed cable-modem, used it lazily not upgrading to ipv6 a while. i'm lazy - did it 2 yrs before considering switching to ipv6.

I have (resources) on enabling IPV6, but they aren't well secure, poor really. For example: i have no kernel patch for "forcing kernel to ignore/deny ipv6 route changes" (route changes are absolutely not secure - they are terribly in-secure).

I find ipv4-to-ipv6 works VERY efficiently - xfer rate is good.

* so my modem does all the work and is fast.

* my @HOME network is secure in itself with IPV4 (ipv4 is far simpler to set up and mine is already set up!) My LAN does not leak on IPV6 because IPV4 is better than IPV6 in that respect.

QUESTION: Why should I use IPV6 @HOME. Sure in a data center I must use it to conserve ip's. But what good is it @HOME?

please comment

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Old 02-01-2023, 03:14 PM   #2
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(on the other hand because ipv6 is practically a malware upgrade to ipv4, any bytes i serve are via DATA CENTER aws google. i cannot compete with DATA CENTER for global byte serving not even going to try @HOME site hosting these days. remote working all that)
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If you have a small network, home or enterprise, then the ONLY place IPv6 makes sense is your external interface. The purpose for IPv6 is to expand the address space in the domain(s) where the totality of public IPv4 addressing is no longer adequate. While this might describe the internet fairly well, it is not a good description of any private network behind a NAT interface.

YOU might have a reason to enable IPv6 on that single server, because there is less reason to block IPv6 services and it is slightly more difficult to do, so you might get your server providing services without paying that extra "fee". That may depend upon your ISP and how dedicated they are to treating people poorly.
Old 02-01-2023, 03:52 PM   #4
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If my IPV6 cell phone is out of range of WIFI and my PC is providing $0 cost for connection? (my phone hits the cable modem wifi and my PC doesn't have wifi built-in)

I take that BACK. I just suggested to someone "don't do all that - get a wifi router - they are not expensive". I couldn't suggest it here.

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