6to4 status (again)
mark at townsley.net
Thu Feb 28 15:55:31 CET 2013
We turned 6to4 off by default on most if not all of our linksys line a couple of years back. The biggest battle here was that it was in violation of a Windows Home Vista standard written years ago but still on the books as required. I am only a little surprised but very disappointed to hear it has crept back in. Note that for the 4500, depending in the hardware version, you may have ODM code or CISCO code. We had less control of one vs the other of course. All of this is being transitioned to Belkin now, I hope they stay on top of it.
On Feb 28, 2013, at 14:24, "Brzozowski, John Jason" <jjmb at jjmb.com> wrote:
> Not sure if Townsley is on this or not, if he is maybe he can comment on where this stands within Cisco. FWIW - I am requiring all my vendors to not enable 6to4 at all by default. In the case where I provide the router 6to4 will not even be an option. I have extended this requirement to my vendors that build retail devices as well. The latter is harder to enforce.
> I do not think 6to4 offers a great experience however I am not at the point where I am passionate about its death. It will go away eventually. And like I said I will try to encourage my customers to disable the same.
> On Thu, Feb 28, 2013 at 8:18 AM, Mikael Abrahamsson <swmike at swm.pp.se> wrote:
>> On Thu, 28 Feb 2013, Jeroen Massar wrote:
>>> You are correct, Apple (Express/Extreme/TimeCapsule) for instance provide this and there are other boxes out there that can enable 6to4 easily enough. As they indeed sit on the public IP they can do 6to4.
>> For instance Cisco Linksys EA4500 will do 6to4 and advertise this to hosts behind it, if you disable IPv6 in the GUI. I have bug reported this, don't know if anythnig came out of it :P
>> When this happened it took a little while before I realised what was going on and why things were so broken. 6to4 needs to die die die.
>> Mikael Abrahamsson email: swmike at swm.pp.se
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