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Bug#692465: RFA: aiccu -- SixXS Automatic IPv6 Connectivity Client Utility



Hi Jeroen,

Jeroen Massar wrote:
> On 2016-10-09 18:56, Axel Beckert wrote:
> > I'm yet another DD who's interested in having that package maintained
> > properly in Debian (and who NMUed it once in the past for that
> > reason). But I don't want to maintain that package alone.
> 
> Please check the dates on the ticket.
>
> Then please read https://www.sixxs.net/news/

I'm very well aware of both.
 
> Then finally Call Your ISP for Native IPv6.

I already did. The answer so far was "We don't need that yet." :-(
They seem to think that owning enough IPv4 address suffices and maybe
also that there's no customer demand (yet).

And in general: Just one person asking doesn't make them provide IPv6
instantly. It needs enough people to nag them to realise the demand.

Another issue is choice: At some locations, especially those with
fiber, you don't have a choice wrt. to ISPs, otherwise changing the
ISP towards one with native IPv6 connectivity is also an option.

> It is 2016. SixXS won't be around for much longer to provide free
> connectivity

Yes, but until SixXS closes down, we want and need aiccu maintained
properly in Debian.

> Hence, better to stop wasting your time: Go Get Native IPv6.

I disagree that bringing the package back in shape is a waste of time,
especially if getting native IPv6 is not yet possible everywhere at
the moment.

		Regards, Axel
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