[GLLUG] BT and Plusnet and IPv6?

Chris Bell chrisbell at chrisbell.org.uk
Sun Jun 11 15:22:03 UTC 2017

On Sunday 11 Jun 2017 11:58:59 Chris Bell via GLLUG wrote:
> Hello,
> BT and Plusnet (owned by BT) still appear to be missing deadlines bringing
> IPv6 to their ordinary customers, with no suggestion of when it might
> happen. BT claimed that all their lines were IPv6 capable last October, so
> what is causing the delay? Is it an infrastructure problem? They appear to
> be upgrading their fault testing equipment, have they had problems testing
> IPv6 lines?
> Is it that customers who joined test groups had too many problems with
> computers such as laptops running Microsoft not being able to use wireless
> until they get another update to enable RA?
> I understand that when customers do get IPv6 it is likely to happen without
> advance warning of either the prefix or exact date, so no chance of prior
> configuration.

I have since read a report from someone at the University of Warwick that BT 
have issued dynamically assigned /56 addresses, not even real static /64 IPv6, 
and if that is all they can offer I will be on my way to the exit.

Chris Bell
website chrisbell.org.uk

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