Comcast quietly rolls out IPv6 to subscribers

By Rick
Nov 11, 2011
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  1. Deployment of IPv6 is still in its infancy, but Comcast has started pushing the protocol out in a limited fashion to subscribers in select markets. That makes Comcast the first…

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  2. Win7Dev

    Win7Dev TechSpot Booster Posts: 343   +34

    "The draw back, of course, is that /64 limits the total number of addressable IPs to a mere 16 quintrillion."

    Yeah thats a real problem there..... /sarcasm.
  3. bchen88c

    bchen88c TechSpot Member Posts: 22

    Agreed, as if 7+ billion people on Earth means /64 is not enough to satisfy our needs haha.
  4. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,105   +18

    Isn't that supposed to be quintillion?
  5. spydercanopus

    spydercanopus TechSpot Guru Posts: 802   +87

    I disabled IPv6 until routers and firewalls better support it. Have no desire to field test a new protocol in the wild.
  6. Revolution 11

    Revolution 11 Newcomer, in training Posts: 27

    IPv6 is actually not that new of a protocol (finalized in 1996?). But yes, support for it is still horrible.
  7. Mamut0o1

    Mamut0o1 Newcomer, in training Posts: 79

    pweeewww now every dog can have their own IP...sweet

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