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IPv6 readiness

Post by leob » Wed Feb 02, 2011 12:26 pm

In light of recent events (IANA IPv4 address pool exhaustion) I think that it is not too early to ask whether Ooma devices are IPv6 ready (or software upgradeable to IPv6). Are they?

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Re: IPv6 readiness

Post by highq » Wed Feb 02, 2011 12:33 pm

leob wrote:In light of recent events (IANA IPv4 address pool exhaustion) I think that it is not too early to ask whether Ooma devices are IPv6 ready (or software upgradeable to IPv6). Are they?
Are you saying that IPv4 address pool exhaustion was a recent event? If so, I missed it -- shoot me the details!

P.S. I've first started hearing "chicken little" stories about running out of IP addresses a dozen years ago. ... plus ca change, plus c'est la meme chose...

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Re: IPv6 readiness

Post by lbmofo » Wed Feb 02, 2011 12:36 pm

From wiki: It is expected on February 3rd (tomorrow), 2011, that there will be a formal announcement in the US that IPv4 addresses have been completely exhausted.
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Re: IPv6 readiness

Post by leob » Wed Feb 02, 2011 12:47 pm

highq wrote: Are you saying that IPv4 address pool exhaustion was a recent event? If so, I missed it -- shoot me the details!
The recent event is the distribution of 39/8 and 106/8 to APNIC on Jan. 31: http://www.iana.org/assignments/ipv4-ad ... -space.xml
There are only five /8 blocks remaining unallocated in the table, and they will be distributed according to protocol (1 per RIR) tomorrow.

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Re: IPv6 readiness

Post by kieranmullen » Fri Feb 04, 2011 6:28 pm

Do you have your device in front of or behind your router?

More importantly however, Is your ISP currently assigning you an IP6 addressses?
leob wrote:In light of recent events (IANA IPv4 address pool exhaustion) I think that it is not too early to ask whether Ooma devices are IPv6 ready (or software upgradeable to IPv6). Are they?

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Re: IPv6 readiness

Post by murphy » Fri Feb 04, 2011 7:48 pm

No new IPv4 addresses are available at the top level.
That does not mean that the ones that are in use today will stop working.
It will be a very long time before IPv4 address use goes away completely.
The hub and the Telo will have been replaced with something newer long before that happens.
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Re: IPv6 readiness

Post by leob » Fri Feb 04, 2011 8:31 pm

murphy wrote: It will be a very long time before IPv4 address use goes away completely.
The hub and the Telo will have been replaced with something newer long before that happens.
Oh, really? Are you saying that Ooma's business plan includes planned obsolescence of the hardware?

How much are you willing to bet that all U.S. ISPs will continue to dispense routable (as opposed to ISP-level NAT) IPv4 addresses to new customers at the end of, say, 2013? Would 3 years be a very long time?

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Re: IPv6 readiness

Post by leob » Fri Feb 04, 2011 8:34 pm

kieranmullen wrote:Do you have your device in front of or behind your router?
More importantly however, Is your ISP currently assigning you an IP6 addressses?
Who cares? I've asked a very simple question, why is it so hard for everyone so far to answer it directly?

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Re: IPv6 readiness

Post by lbmofo » Fri Feb 04, 2011 9:39 pm

Not ready yet is the answer I am sure. It is a software upgrade so if needed, both Hub and Telo should be able to handle a patch related to this.
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Re: IPv6 readiness

Post by kieranmullen » Fri Feb 04, 2011 11:01 pm

It wasn't an important question. Just asking.. chill out... In one setup your ooma would potentially (depending on your isp) have an ip6 addressed assigned to it and would handle the routing, the in latter your device would have a private ip address assigned to it and your router would have the ip6 address and would handle the routing.

More important is if your ISP even assigneing them out? If not this entire conversation is pretty much pointless as the Ooma endpoints would be running both ip4 and ip6.

I am sure that Ooma has the situation well in hand and is not relying on input from a user to user forum to remind them of ip6.
leob wrote:
kieranmullen wrote:Do you have your device in front of or behind your router?
More importantly however, Is your ISP currently assigning you an IP6 addressses?
Who cares? I've asked a very simple question, why is it so hard for everyone so far to answer it directly?

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