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theb2b

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IPv4 to IPv6 transistion
« on: February 02, 2011, 08:09:45 PM »
What is/are Mediacom plans for the inevitable switch over to IPv6? Will us, your end users, need to make or do any changes to our routers/DHCP servers? Will Mediacom handle the NAT (for lack of a better word) of IPv4 packets to IPv6 packets? If so will this be permanent or for a period of time until a reasonable amount of time has passed to allow for normal attrition of existing equipment to occur?

And finally does Mediacom have web page(s) set-up to answer these questions?

Enquiring minds want to know.   

MediacomChrisL

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Re: IPv4 to IPv6 transistion
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2011, 08:21:19 PM »
If I had the info, I would let you know. This is being worked on by network engineering and we haven't got the word yet. As soon as we get the info I will let you know.

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Re: IPv4 to IPv6 transistion
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2011, 08:11:26 AM »
There are no immediate plans for IPv6 implementation on customer scopes in our network. It will be a significant amount of time before we start making those available to customers. No one will be forced to upgrade in an unreasonable amount of time once we do start providing IPv6 services.

As far as a website, when we get closer to customer-side implementation of IPv6 we may have a page setup to answer more questions; right now I'm not aware of any plans to do so.

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Re: IPv4 to IPv6 transistion
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2011, 01:00:55 PM »
If possible, notify me too! Or just reply to this page because I've subscribed to the topic. I know that my router is IPv6 compatible and I'm all ready to go; just waiting the word :-).

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Re: IPv4 to IPv6 transistion
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2011, 01:01:46 PM »
Sure, I will make a sticky post when I have more info.

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Re: IPv4 to IPv6 transistion
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2011, 07:50:08 AM »
Chris,

I know that Mediacom doesn't have plans yet but I'd like to suggest an IPv6 opt-in test group. I know that I am certainly willing to participate. I was just thinking about it while reading on Arstechnica about that the last block of IPv4 addresses got given out... At any rate just a suggestion :-).

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Re: IPv4 to IPv6 transistion
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2011, 08:43:50 AM »
Thank you for the suggestion, I will forward that up!

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Re: IPv4 to IPv6 transistion
« Reply #7 on: March 04, 2011, 10:37:15 PM »
FYI: World IPv6 Day - June 8 IPv6 will be turned on for a worldwide test for 24-hours.

This should be an interesting day.

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Re: IPv4 to IPv6 transistion
« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2011, 07:20:35 AM »
Thanks for that information.  We will let you know when the switch is going to take place.

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Re: IPv4 to IPv6 transistion
« Reply #9 on: April 12, 2011, 12:32:25 PM »
I am interested in joining the test group too.
I am working on a master's in MIS, writing my thesis on IPV6, so any information would be helpful.

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Re: IPv4 to IPv6 transistion
« Reply #10 on: April 12, 2011, 12:35:24 PM »
At this time we don't have any test group for IPV6 implementation.  If we hear any news concerning IPV6 in general we'll be sure to post up the information here.

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Re: IPv4 to IPv6 transistion
« Reply #11 on: August 28, 2011, 10:57:54 PM »
Hello Mediacom,

I'm currently with another ISP but would definitely move to Mediacom when native IPv6 protocol support is added.  Please make sure your business decision-makers are tallying IPv6 interest.  In our University-town, the U. has had native IPv6 alongside good old IPv4 for over a year.  The Chinese Olympics web were available natively over IPv6.

With cable-modem technology uniquely superior performance advantages over competing residential ISP tech. adding native IPv6 dual-stack support would be a true market differentiator.  DOCSIS 3.0 spec of August 2006 has had IPv6 support defined.

I'd even move to Mediacom if an native dual-stack IPv6 trial group were made available.

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Re: IPv4 to IPv6 transistion
« Reply #12 on: August 29, 2011, 07:08:58 AM »
Thanks for the input. The majority of our infrastructure upgrades include hardware that's compatible with IPv6. I don't know of any time frame for providing support for it quite yet though.

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Re: IPv4 to IPv6 transistion
« Reply #13 on: April 13, 2012, 11:00:36 PM »
I just got back from the Rocky Mountain IPv6 Summit, which has me curious about the status of Mediacom's IPv6 Residential Rollout (if any). Any updates? The lack of DOCSIS 3.0 is something of a concern but there is a 2.0 + IPv6 spec.

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Re: IPv4 to IPv6 transistion
« Reply #14 on: April 13, 2012, 11:08:22 PM »
Unfortunately at this time I do not have a time frame for moving over to IPv6.

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Re: IPv4 to IPv6 transistion
« Reply #15 on: April 13, 2012, 11:09:29 PM »
Any chance on getting on a list of interested parties, willing testers, etc?

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Re: IPv4 to IPv6 transistion
« Reply #16 on: April 13, 2012, 11:25:46 PM »
If we do need those when we begin testing it we will let you know.

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Re: IPv4 to IPv6 transistion
« Reply #17 on: April 13, 2012, 11:41:47 PM »
Thanks for the quick response.

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Re: IPv4 to IPv6 transistion
« Reply #18 on: April 13, 2012, 11:43:06 PM »
No problem.

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Re: IPv4 to IPv6 transistion
« Reply #19 on: November 09, 2013, 03:06:11 PM »
What is/are Mediacom plans for the inevitable switch over to IPv6? Will us, your end users, need to make or do any changes to our routers/DHCP servers? Will Mediacom handle the NAT (for lack of a better word) of IPv4 packets to IPv6 packets? If so will this be permanent or for a period of time until a reasonable amount of time has passed to allow for normal attrition of existing equipment to occur?

And finally does Mediacom have web page(s) set-up to answer these questions?

Enquiring minds want to know.

2 years now. Any update to this?