[afripv6-discuss] FYI: Xbox One and IPv6

Mukom Akong T. mukom.tamon at gmail.com
Tue Jul 1 12:34:30 SAST 2014

Apparently British Telecom found out the hard way when they initiated their
CGNAT trials and several customers who have the Xbox One started
complaining. BT now offers clients to opt out of the CGNAT trials.

On Tue, Jul 1, 2014 at 11:13 AM, Daniel Shaw <daniel at afrinic.net> wrote:

> Hello all,
> While not really Africa specific, an interesting fact about IPv6 adoption
> globally.
> In case you didn't know, Microsoft's Xbox One not only supports native
> IPv6 fully, but prefers IPv6.
> Microsoft have stated that the best Xbox One experience would be on a
> native IPv6 enabled connection.
> [1]
> Xbox's communicate to one another using p2p and with the Xbox One, will
> look for native Ipv6 first, then try Teredo, and only attempt to use plain
> old IPv4 if neither IPv6 nor Teredo are operable. [2]
> So, if you thought big global players where not betting on IPv6, or you
> thought that those implementing IPv6 where doing so at ISP or enterprise
> level only, then think again!
> - Daniel
> [1] NANOG 59 presentation by Christopher Palmer of Microsoft, October 2013
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VSjljW4clPM
> http://www.nanog.org/sites/default/files/wed.general.palmer.xbox_.47.pdf
> [2]
> http://download.microsoft.com/download/A/C/4/AC4484B8-AA16-446F-86F8-BDFC498F8732/Xbox%20One%20Technical%20Details.docx
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