Tag Archive: ipv6


Virtual once more: VPN

Remote access to servers should be secure. I guess we all agree on that.
Still there sometimes is no way around potentially insecure services like Remote Desktop or VNC. Or maybe you have servers that are not publicly accessible, because they are hidden behind a second firewall.

In order to both secure potentially insecure services and allow access to otherwise inaccessible servers you can use a Virtual Private Network, or VPN.

First of all I want to say that I think there are too many different implementations of VPNs out there. Windows seems to favor PPTP as it’s way to connect to VPNs. Aside from that there is L2TP, IPSec, OpenVPN and, if you want to count it as VPN, tunneling through SSH. And possibly a few more nobody really cares about.
Thus, when being given the opportunity to use such an encrypted connection the first question has to be what kind of VPN it actually is, because there is no one-size-fits-all configuration.
With IPSec being part of IPv6, and not just glued on top as in IPv4, there is hope, albeit little, that maybe, and just maybe, IPSec may establish itself as “the one VPN solution”.

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Also no IPv6 on T-Online

It’s been a while since I received their reply, but let’s just pretend I’ve been really busy…

And the answer to my question if T-Online supports IPv6, just like with Netvigator, is “No”.

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Having received another reply from Netvigator TechSupport here the follow up on my previous post.

Although their network quite obviously supports IPv6, as they operate the site http://ipv6.netvigator.com, they do not offer IPv6 to customers.
That is, I have to say, quite sad, as this shows that Netvigator apparently is not able to move along as technology develops.

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Does Netvigator offer IPv6?

A few days ago the world celebrated IPv6 day. Yeah!

Following the excitement of the moment I decided to contact my current Internet provider Netvigator about their support for IPv6. And the reply I received 2 days after my inquiry was quite surprising.

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