We are implementing and testing Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) connectivity and services.
Our IPv6 connectivity and services are not production‐ready. However, we may test IPv6 services with interested customers. If you want to try IPv6 with us, it is important that you accept the following conditions:
- IPv6 is not a production Inspire Net service. You should not depend on it for anything critical.
- The IPv6 service in general will not always work. We reserve the right to disable it or degrade its performance without warning.
- Some of our specific services (DNS, mail, shared webhosting) will not always work on IPv6. This may also change without warning.
- The helpdesk will not be able to assist you with any problems caused by IPv6. They may require you to disable IPv6 when diagnosing problems with your connection.
Requirements for testing customers
To test our IPv6 service, you will need some knowledge regarding IPv4 and IPv6 networking. This should include:
- Knowing what a subnet is in both IPv4 (e.g. /24) and IPv6 (e.g. /56), and knowing the purpose of a default route.
- Understanding what Network Address Translation (NAT) is, and the limitations it causes.
- Knowing the purpose of an IPv6 link‐local (
- Knowing how an IPv6 address can be represented, in full and shortened forms.
- Understanding the reasoning behind the delegation of a
/56, and how to route that network with subnets.
You will need your own router (CPE) that supports IPv6. Configuring and maintaining this other device will be your own responsibility.
You will be responsible for securing your network with a firewall. It's important to note that with IPv6, in the absence of such a firewall, everything on your network would be reachable from the rest of the internet, by design. All of the stipulations in our terms and conditions regarding network abuse will still apply.
To test IPv6, you will likely need a computer or phone that runs one of the following operating systems:
- Microsoft Windows 8 or newer
- Android 4.2 or newer
- Apple iOS 4.1 or newer
- Apple macOS v10.7 or newer
- GNU/Linux with kernel 2.6.x or newer
IPv6 testing may be available for these connection types:
IPv6 testing is not available for these connection types:
- Inspire Prepay
- Inspire Free WiFi
If you meet all of the above requirements, and you’re still keen to try IPv6 with us, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.