IPv6 Roll Out

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Good afternoon everyone!

As most people know IPv4 resources is getting fewer as time is going on.

We are setting up a trial to roll out IPv6 and would like to know if anyone is interested in joining this trial.

For now we can discuss interest and concerns in this thread while we work to get it setup in the next week or so. :)
 

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Good afternoon everyone!

As most people know IPv4 resources is getting fewer as time is going on.

We are setting up a trial to roll out IPv6 and would like to know if anyone is interested in joining this trial.

For now we can discuss interest and concerns in this thread while we work to get it setup in the next week or so. :)
Do we just need a router that supports IPv6? I'm in (provided I still get my v4)
 
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Nice one.

The part that caught me out....it's prone to break pi-holes in my experience...cause ipv6 resolves quicker. And for some reason that doesn't always get caught
 

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For now clients on Openserve, Vumatel and Vuma Reach are excluded because Openserve does not support native IPv6. Vumatel runs the DHCP and Vumatel runs pppoe on Vuma Reach.

All other operators will be supported. We will give you a ipv6 IP and a natted ipv4 ip for services that does not support ipv6 yet.
 

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I assume you mean a /64 not just a single ipv6 ip :)

I will confirm everything once we get going. Working on a system to just track issues as we are picking up issues with a few services like Telegram.
 

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I will confirm everything once we get going. Working on a system to just track issues as we are picking up issues with a few services like Telegram.
Interesting. Been having issues with WhatsApp and signal too...on the (only) device that is fond of bypassing the pihole - iPhone

Never occurred to me that it might be related

Anyway hope the rollout goes well
 

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Interesting. Been having issues with WhatsApp and signal too...on the (only) device that is fond of bypassing the pihole - iPhone

Never occurred to me that it might be related

Anyway hope the rollout goes well

We have not rolled out to clients yet. We are enrolling all the staff automatically and then clients that wishes to join.
 

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Good afternoon everyone!

As most people know IPv4 resources is getting fewer as time is going on.

We are setting up a trial to roll out IPv6 and would like to know if anyone is interested in joining this trial.

For now we can discuss interest and concerns in this thread while we work to get it setup in the next week or so. :)
I am keen, what do I need to do?
 

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Does Openserve have any plans to upgrade its fibre network to support IPv6? Is it even possible?
 

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Does Openserve have any plans to upgrade its fibre network to support IPv6? Is it even possible?
I have ipv6 on Opeserve with Websquad, not sure whats not supported

Edit: I think the "newer" ISP's have a slightly different implementation on Openserve (a guess from my side)
 

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Could AH not just proxy V6 traffic similar to cgnat or am I over simplifying things here?

I have ipv6 on Opeserve with Websquad, not sure whats not supported

Edit: I think the "newer" ISP's have a slightly different implementation on Openserve (a guess from my side)

Tunneling IPv6 over IPv4 is possible and that is likely what other ISPs are doing. We are not looking at that implementation just yet.

I'm also exploring option to best go about bug reporting. Setting up a ticket queue for ipv6 queries can work but we want clients to ideally see what bugs are there and see what solutions can be found.

I was thinking about https://flarum.org

I do like the layout. Very modern and allows us to keep track of all the issues add tags to them that is clearly visible and move them to solved category once resolved.

Any suggestions what platform would be ideal for you guys to go about discussing and reporting issues?
 

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Doesn't that just defeat the point of using IPv6?

In my opinion it does hence we are not looking to rollout IPv6 like that.

We want dual stack IPv6 and IPv4. The primary will be IPv6 and then you also get a natted IPv4 address to fall back to if there is any services that does not support IPv6.
 
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