IPv6

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brijenjas
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IPv6

Postby brijenjas » Sun Jan 24, 2016 11:11 pm

First let me say I am glad I found this router firmware as I was in need of bandwidth usage monitoring and you have it built in and it is very easy to find usage.

Also, your entire user interface is very easy to navigate and use.

I'm assuming Gargoyle firmware does not support IPv6 at this time because I can't find any options for it in the GUI or any documentation anywhere else. (Maybe I missed it?)

Will future firmwares at some point support IPv6?

I am running Gargoyle 1.9.0 on TP-Link Archer C7 v2.

Thanks,
Brian

ispyisail
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Re: IPv6

Postby ispyisail » Sat Feb 13, 2016 1:34 am

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Will future firmwares at some point support IPv6?


I can't see it in the near future, but who knows

At the current point of time i'm not sure what the advantage would be?

future is a different story

Marlow
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Re: IPv6

Postby Marlow » Mon Jan 16, 2017 2:44 pm

- The IPv4 pool has been depleted 4 years ago in the RIPE region (2012). APNIC region 2 years ago.
- ISPs can't get any more IPv4 addresses from RIPE.
- IPv6 has been defined 20 years ago.
- ISPs are now using IP stacking for IPv4 (where 4 or more users share the same IPv4 address) due to the lack of IPv4 addresses being available.

This is not a question about advantages. This is a question of simply waking up and implementing a protocol, that should have been mandatory over 10 years ago. Nevermind that the train now has left.

The biggest hinderness in getting IPv6 out to the end users is the lack of support in residential routers. Even TP-Link have copped on and have full support and factory enabled in a lot of their routers now.

As ISPs migrate to IPv6, you won't be able to access IPv6 addressed hosts from an IPv4 hosts. You can however access IPv4 hosts from an IPv6 host, if the ISP has NAT64 facilities in place.

/M

Lantis
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Re: IPv6

Postby Lantis » Mon Jan 16, 2017 3:36 pm

It's a big thing to implement. It's on my list somewhere of nice to have things.

Legacy IPv4 bridging protocols and tunnels won't disappear for a long time I expect.
Routers: Various ar71xx/mvebu/x86-64
http://lantisproject.com/downloads/gargoyle_ispyisail.php for the latest releases


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