Galaxy S6 is IPv6 on all US National Mobile carriers

Good news (that i have not personally verified) !

Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint, and AT&T all launched the Samsung Galaxy S6 with
IPv6 on by default.

Given the growth and importance of mobile to Internet, it is great to see
this progress from the mobile carriers.

Just for those keeping score, of the top 10 Alexa website for the USA,
these major websites prefer IPv6 or prefer NAT44 / NAT64 from the mobile

1. Google -- prefers IPv6
2. Facebook -- prefers IPv6
3. Youtube -- prefers IPv6
4. Amazon -- prefers NAT -- :frowning:
5. Yahoo! -- prefers IPv6
6. Wikipedia -- prefers IPv6
7. Twitter -- prefers NAT -- :frowning:
8. Ebay -- prefers NAT -- :frowning:
9. Linkedin -- prefers IPv6
10. Reddit -- prefers NAT -- :frowning:

Dear Amazon, Twitter, Ebay, and Reddit -- please consider this your
personal invitation to introduce IPv6 to your service.

good news! it's only really 3 places that need update, since reddit is
(still?) an amazon aws customer.

Now if only T-Mobile would launch IPv6 for I-Devices!!

No, blaming Apple for not implementing your chosen transition mechanism is not a valid excuse.


Skype doesn’t appear to have any IPv6 infrastructure.


This is not new for VZW, they've been defaulting to IPv6 since my
first Galaxy Nexus (2011).

-Jim P.

Reddit started using CloudFlare late last year, so they should able to serve content up over v6.



Sorry to rain on your parade:

dhcp-7f000001:~ jared% host -t aaaa has no AAAA record

I think will meant that because:
; IN A

...lots more records...

NetRange: -

that 'clearly' reddit could have cloudflare serve the endpoint from an
ipv6 address, and thus populate a AAAA in's domain.

maybe it's not that simple.

Well, it usually really is but just like automation, ipv6 isn’t something that
many people have broad experiences with, and don’t cut+paste quite as well as
one would hope. There are also *Way* too many people who memorize IP addresses
out there that have a harder time trying to store 128-bits in their memory vs

They also don’t want to lose track of where that IPv4 packet came from, so don’t
want a reverse proxy doing protocol tcp6 -> tcp4 mucking for them.

eg: ATT wireless/mobility could have their proxy connect() to an ipv6 address vs
ipv4 which my phone transits when on their network and the qname returns AAAA.
This was my favorite thing when running a transparent proxy on my home network,
it could turn all the traffic from hosts that might not naturally think of doing
modprobe ipv6 and turned them into IPv6 requests.

For those wondering, nearly 62% of VZ Wireless traffic is IPv6.

- Jared

I'm still wondering when they're going to teach the Verizon FIOS people
about the IPv6 goodness...



<dead horse tools>
probably never as they are different operating companies with
different networks and network admins and monetary goals.
</dead horse tools>

"should be able to serve" != "are serving".

- Matt

Was in a meeting over 4 years ago, where the people from Verizon were
claiming they would be rolling out IPv6 for FIOS in the following years.
Still waiting.

Can anyone confirm or deny that Verizon FIOS requires an upgrade to the ONT
and router for its "FiOS Quantum" service in order to get IPv6?

Joe Klein
"Inveniam viam aut faciam"

For those of us of a certain age, I'm wondering: what was the year when you first heard that the entire Internet was going to be switching over to IPv6 Real Soon Now?

I distinctly remember my first time (who ever forgets?). I'm a little hazy on the exact year, but I know it started with a "1".


I've been barking up that three for nearly the past three years. No definite answers thus far, other than the ONTs deployed in many customer locations might make IPv6 deployment a bit of a PITA, regardless of which model router you have on site.

Trying to get good answers on this from VZ sales/marketing contacts through $dayjob has not gotten much in the way of good answers either.

I have a v6 tunnel through Hurricane Electric that works very well, but it would be nice to go native.


For those wondering, nearly 62% of VZ Wireless traffic is IPv6.

to a few select websites (not in term of overall traffic).

I don't believe Quantum has any changes relative to the external of the house. Fios has been capable of pushing those speeds with the "old" modem for years. The difference between the old modem and the new one is that the wireless is 802.11n whereas the old one was only capable of g.

The earlier generation of ONT has 100MB Ethernet and MOCA. If you upgrade to Quantum and order speeds > 100MB you'll need an ONT with gig-E and switch from MOCA to wired Ethernet. The MOCA standard specifies up to 175MB, but I don't think MOCA vendors have made any adapters > 100MB.