or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Dancing Kame

Note: This will apparently not work if you’re behind a NAT. I had to plug my machine directly into my cable modem to get it to work.

Open up a terminal.


sudo ip6config start-v6 all; sudo ip6config start-stf all

(stf is 6to4, a way of encoding IPv6 packets so they can go over the current IPv4 Internet.) Visit http://[3ffe:501:4819:2000:210:f3ff:fe03:4d0]/ in your web browser. If you see a dancing turtle, congratulations you’ve joined the currently completely useless IPv6 Internet.

Argh! Why don’t they turn this on by default? Who’s running this botched IPv6 transition?

But hey, I can see the dancing turtle. It’s not all bad.

posted February 05, 2003 01:32 PM (Technology) #


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