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Static ip6 addresses

Noishe
Just Moved In

Why are static ip6 addresses not provided to residential customers? The entire POINT of ip6 is to be able to provide a unique address to every person and every device.

 

I understand the need to limit static ip addresses to business cases in the /4 space, but Telus's decision to do this in the /6 space is inexcusable.

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Nighthawk
Community Power User
Community Power User

Static IPv4 addresses are not available to residential customers either. I'm not aware of any provider offering static residential IPv6 addresses at present.


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Kent2
Connector

All telus provides is a 56 bit prefix. The actual address is then generated by the local host. There are typically several IP6 addresses associated with a given host. The one usually shown to the external world changes periodically as a security feature. There is also frequently a more permanent address that can be given to external contacts. 

 

I do not believe that telus guarantees the prefix will not change but for the year plus I have had the service the prefix has not changed.