Ziggo begins rollout of IPv6




Ziggo has started the rollout of IPv6. Six thousand customers have got an ipv6 address; follow most customers in the rest of the year. It still only comes to customers from the Ziggo area, not for UPC customers.

Ziggo At the forum ‘Ziggo-gebruikers.nl’ report multiple users that they have got an ipv6 address. Ziggo spokesman Gradus Vos request confirms that Ziggo has started the rollout of the new Internet. “We started last week,” confirms Fox. “Six thousand users now have got an ipv6 address.”

Ziggo customers with a Cisco 3925, Cisco 3928, Ubee Ubee EVS EVS 320 and 321b as first to act and get this year an ipv6 address. The roll-out will depend on the type of router and the region, says Fox. “We can give people so unfortunately not before an ipv6 address if they ask for it.” Customers with an old-fashioned cable modem that only as a modem and not acting as a router, just get next year ipv6 address.

The new Internet provider rolls out dual-stack: customers get both a IPv4 and an IPv6 address. It has to, since most of the websites is not yet accessible via IPv6. Ziggo deactivate the firewall default; necessary because internal devices also have a public IPv6 address and thereby achieve its from the Internet. If desired, they can expand or otherwise configure the firewall. It is unclear how big the subnet that get customers.

While Ziggo and UPC are merged to a single provider and the name UPC next week disappears in favor of Ziggo, the IPv6 deployment currently applies only to Ziggo customers. UPC gave earlier to move quickly to begin the rollout of IPv6, but it is still unclear when customers receive an ipv6 address.

The number of IPv4 addresses is running out; a transition to IPv6 is seen as the only option to grow the Internet. Where there are approximately 4.3 billion IPv4 addresses, the number of IPv6 addresses is significantly higher. There are at or near the 340 sextillion IP addresses – that is a number of 39 digits – which means that every Earthling many more IPv6 addresses are available than there are total of ipv4 addresses. A disadvantage is that IPv4 and IPv6 packets are not compatible; thus, it is necessary that the whole takes on the new internet protocol in use.


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