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Level Up to IPv6 with Ubuntu 10.10 on Comcast

Oct 22, 2010, 05:04 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by David Ames)

"Comcast has started IPv6 trials. If Comcast is your ISP, you can get started using IPv6 on Linux right away, with just a few simple steps. Ready to join the next-generation network? We'll show you how to get Ubuntu 10.10 on Comcast IPv6 in no time.

"Anyone on Comcast's network can participate whether they are officially in the trial or not. In phase one of their trials they are relying on the tunneling mechanisms 6to4 and more recently 6RD (Rapid Deployment). Comcast has "open sourced" its solution based on OpenWRT if you happen to have a router supported by OpenWRT. I do not, so like any self-respecting Linux geek, I set out to do it with a Linux box. I found the documentation for doing so difficult to find. The 6rd documentation, including the man pages for iproute2 commands, seems to be missing.

"First some background.

"Why should I care about IPv6?"

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