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



Hi Axel, Jeroen, others,

On  So 09 Okt 2016 22:37:13 CEST, Axel Beckert wrote:

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.

All items of Axel's resonings are valid.

Furthermore, I quite like taking my IPv6 IP with me on mobile devices (at the moment, I use VPN for that, though). Plus having a static IPv6 IP at home (although my ISP assigns dynamic prefixes to my DSL landline link).

And: I fully support the Call-your-ISP initiative.

But, as long as major providers e.g. like DigitalOcean are not capable of managing IPv6 properly [1], a value like Sixxs is highly appreciated!!!

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

Can you give any info on estimated end of service?

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.

I fully disagree here, too. I have seen several people using aiccu and those people shall have a working Sixxs client that is well maintained in Debian until the service finally gets removed from the internet.

@Axel: Please add me to the Uploaders: field, I'll see what I can do from time to time to fix aiccu issues. I will not start the initial fixing now, as I have too many things on my list, but I will join in later on.

Greets,
Mike

[1] https://sunweavers.net/blog/node/38
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