6to4 status (again)

Brzozowski, John Jason jjmb at jjmb.com
Thu Feb 28 16:39:14 CET 2013

Anyone from Belkin on this list?

On Thu, Feb 28, 2013 at 9:55 AM, Mark Townsley <mark at townsley.net> wrote:

> 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.
> - Mark
> 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.
> John
> 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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