[afripv6-discuss] IPv6 In South Africa

Mark Tinka mtinka at globaltransit.net
Fri Jan 13 18:33:28 SAST 2012

On Friday, January 13, 2012 09:23:13 PM Ahmed Abu-Abed 

> Hello Mark,

Hello Ahmed.

> A Canadian firm, gogo6 Inc., makes IPv6 adapters that
> plug into any IPv4-only modem (or home router) ethernet
> port and enables the home LAN to be IPv6 ready with its
> own public v6 prefix. No change of modem required.

I'm aware of the work gogo6 are doing, but in all fairness, 
this is just another tunnel to a tunnel box inside the ISP's 

Failure of your v4 service will cripple v6.

What will be difficult to do is getting native v6 access 
into the home. That said, it won't be impossible, but only 
if more ISP's are deploying and testing now.

gogo6 is a great stop-gap until all the kinks are worked 

> There is a free download software version of adapters
> that works on Windows PCs; it essentially turns any PC
> on the LAN into an IPv6 adapter.

Well, all it does is implement the transition mechanisms, 
that are being discussed in the IETF, in software.

I expect we'll see more of this as those standards come to 
fruition, as it's certainly plausible that one's PC or 
laptop can be used as CPE.

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