Bigger is better

As a big fan of miss edina you probably want to jump right in to help get this site to the top rankings of the ipv6 statistics.

So why would you join the ipv6 crowd? IPv6 is the future internet protocol, which will completely replace the old IPv4, the internet protocol as you know it. This protocol removes a lot of problems that are around with the current protocol. At first it is addressability. When starting the internet, people thought that only a few big computers will exist, serving all of mankind. That vision was not correct. Currently there are still a lot of ip addresses available, but it is only given out based on strict rules. You have to justify ownership of every single ip address you use. Using IPv6, you usually get 68 bits assigned by your ISP to use. Yes, IPv6 allows it to address every individual device in your home network from an individual device at the other side of the globe, ehhh, that is if your firewall allows it.

IPv6 should start replacing the normal internet within 3 years. To promote internet, ISPs start opening their services, like binary news servers, to anyone that uses IPv6. More about that here.

What should you do? Just install ipv6 on your system, and continue to use the internet as you were used to. But now you will have access to the new internet as well as the current internet.

As miss edina would say: 128 is bigger than 32, so it must BE better! Hmmm, someone probably forgot to say we are not talking deci-inches here...

list of IPv6 HOWTO's
IPv6 at xs4all using debian and firewalling
IPv6 at xs4all for multiple operating systems, no firewalling
If you know more better (and simpler howto's), please mail them to