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I'm looking to leave Speakeasy - Journal of Omnifarious

Oct. 16th, 2008

07:12 pm - I'm looking to leave Speakeasy

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I want to find a Seattle area ISP that does DSL and IPv6. I'm tired of getting the brush-off from Speakeasy support reps when I ask them what they're going to do in a couple of years when IPv6 websites start popping up because they can't get IPv4 addresses.

IPv4 address exhaustion is happening and no amount of whining and telling people that NAT is the answer will solve it. I want an ISP that's actually interested in doing something about it before it becomes a crisis.

And, if you live in an area covered by Speakeasy and feel so inclined, please call them up or file a support ticket (if you're already a customer) and ask them for IPv6. In fact, no matter who your ISP is, call them up and ask.

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From:xerhino
Date:October 17th, 2008 02:16 am (UTC)
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Well, I hope you post if you find something. I've tried asking verizon, who recently dug up and put fibre all up and down my street, but no dice. Comcast is even worse (last time I checked). The big guys are all waiting till the last moment. I don't know what my small ISP options are.
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From:omnifarious
Date:October 17th, 2008 02:25 am (UTC)
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Call up Speakeasy and ask them for it. :-)

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From:niac
Date:October 17th, 2008 03:38 am (UTC)
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From:omnifarious
Date:October 17th, 2008 05:36 am (UTC)
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I just fired off an email to them. So I should find out soon. :-)

Thanks for the suggestion. They look cheaper than Speakeasy as well.



Edited at 2008-10-17 05:37 am (UTC)
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From:omnifarious
Date:October 20th, 2008 10:13 pm (UTC)

Blarg doesn't support IPv6

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I've asked. :-(

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From:eqe
Date:October 17th, 2008 07:40 am (UTC)
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So at my last company we had to "support IPv6" for Japanese reasons. We were triple-homed. All three upstreams claimed to "support IPv6". Not a single one of them, it turned out, was actually capable of delivering IPv6 packets to us. One of them offered to drop us a second cross-connect (in 365 Main) -- apparently their IPv6 router playground is completely separate hardware and copper plant from their actual production IPv4 gear. Another said "oh we'd need to move your link to another router -- only a few of our routers run an IOS that can actually route IPv6". And even if they were able to deliver us packets, it's not clear where they'd go -- peering agreements for IPv4 don't necessarily extend to IPv6, so it wasn't clear how our packets would actually get to Japan.
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From:eqe
Date:October 17th, 2008 07:41 am (UTC)
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All that said, I'll call up Speakeasy on Monday and ask for IPv6 support on the two services I do have with them. :)
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From:omnifarious
Date:October 17th, 2008 03:28 pm (UTC)
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It appears that Hurricane Electric is serious about IPv6 support, and they have centers in both Seattle and Fremont, so ISPs who really want IPv6 should be able to peer with them. Even a miniscule T1 would probably be sufficient for starters.


What did your company end up doing? Did you go for a tunnel?

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From:eqe
Date:October 20th, 2008 06:39 pm (UTC)
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BT ended up planning to support IPv6 on a Japan-only data center, and then they laid me off. Last I heard there was still a plan to get it up and running in Japan but it still hadn't been done.
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From:(Anonymous)
Date:October 17th, 2008 08:23 pm (UTC)

Re: Speakeasy

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I've called Speakeasy up about this every single year. Every single year I get the same response about how no one else is doing it. If you find something i'm on the ticket. - cwarner
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From:eqe
Date:October 21st, 2008 07:06 pm (UTC)
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Are you aware of any consumer ISP that provides IPv6 addresses to customers? It'd be great to point speakeasy at an example.
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From:omnifarious
Date:October 21st, 2008 07:36 pm (UTC)

I know of some Minneapolis ones

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When I lived in Minneapolis, Visi would provide a tunnel endpoint to customers. I know because they provided one to me. I've been running IPv6 for over 5 years. :-)

I suspect now they won't because they've gotten big, and I think have moved away from their roots in excessive technical competence. But I bet ip:house will. Mike Horwath is a really competent and on-top-of-things kinda guy.



Edited at 2008-10-21 07:38 pm (UTC)
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