Re: [71attendees] IPv6 Jabber Identity server anyone?

Iljitsch van Beijnum <> Tue, 11 March 2008 20:39 UTC

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Subject: Re: [71attendees] IPv6 Jabber Identity server anyone?
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On 11 mrt 2008, at 15:59, Hallam-Baker, Phillip wrote:
> Issues discovered (OS/X Lepoard on a MacBook Air):

> 1) Firefox does not allow an IPv6 URL to be entered into the address  
> bar, fe80::... was turned into

If it doesn't work with brackets either, you need to enable IPv6 in  
Firefox in about:config (for some unknown reason Firefox and  
Thunderbird do IPv6 out of the box on other platforms, but it's  
disabled on the Mac).

> 2) iChat and Adium were both unable to connect to my gmail identity  
> server so I was unable to connect to any chat room whatsoever.

Which is not strange because Google doesn't do IPv6 at this time. But  
if you want you can work around this:

Adium should work well, iChat will only work if there is still an IPv4  
address on the system somewhere, which will be the case if you have  
Parallels installed.

BTW, anyone want to come to the v6 WLAN and try iChat Bonjour?
> Conclusion: Not only does it not work, the level of user  
> intervention required is such that I am going to have to retreat to  
> a small desert island (no Internet) during the transition phase or  
> spend 110% of my time fixing the transition problems of all my  
> relatives. Might as well be using IPv8...

> This has to be completely transparent to the end user. The current  
> scheme requires double ended adoption before IPv6 gives me the same  
> level of usability as IPv4.

Looks like you learned something from the experience already.  :-)


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