question regarding over the counter devices

Brian E Carpenter brian.e.carpenter at
Mon Mar 6 20:33:03 CET 2017

On 07/03/2017 00:11, Florian Lohoff wrote:
> You cant enable some feature for "Aunt Tilly" without her at least
> beeing able to take action.

Why not? With a decent UE (such as a FritzBox indeed) and a normal
Happy Eyeballs browser, this mythical lady will not notice whether
IPv6 is up, down or half-up.

Today, my ISP is in a strange mood, and has given my FritzBox a prefix
which is unrouted. So my browser falls back to IPv4. Yesterday, it gave
me no prefix, so the day was IPv4-only.The day before, it gave me a
prefix that actually worked, so the whole day was true dual stack.

I notice this because I log IPv6 connectivity. My wife has no idea this
is going on. (Why my ISP offers inconsistent IPv6 service is another
question, which their help desk cannot answer.)


2017-03-05 08:08 +1300 2406:e007:7204:1:28cc:dc4c:9703:6871
2017-03-06 07:51 +1300 fd63:45eb:dc14:0:28cc:dc4c:9703:6871
2017-03-07 07:51 +1300 2406:e001:535a:1:28cc:dc4c:9703:6871 (ping failed)

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