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Can we start an IPv6 FAQ and checklist for a (*)Ubuntu home user, covering both hardware and software?

The answers can cover the following areas:

  • ISP readiness.
  • Home router readiness and configuration.
  • (*)Ubuntu configuration.
  • Since when has ()Ubuntu been IPv6 ready? (Do we really need the latest version of ()Ubuntu?)
  • How to configure LAN and cross-LAN services (SSH, /etc/hosts, etc.)?
  • and more.
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Linux has been IPv6 ready for at least 10 years. You prob. need to set up a tunnel if you want to route IPv6, as most western ISP:s doesn't have support for IPv6. You do not need to set up anything else than a tunnel and a firewall to start using IPv6. Most services are IPv6 ready. –  Anders Jul 15 '12 at 5:14

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SixXS provide a very helpful FAQ to various aspects of IPv6: http://www.sixxs.net/faq/

The Linux Kernel itself has IPv6 support since Linux 2.6 - at least since 2004. Most applications shipped with Ubuntu support IPv6 at least since Ubuntu 10.04 (This is the first version, with which I played around with IPv6). Normally you don't have to configure anything to work with IPv6, I just does.

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Randomly generated private IPv6 address range:
http://www.simpledns.com/private-ipv6.aspx

Check your IPv4/6 connectivity:
http://test-ipv6.com/

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The following question covers much of the same ground, but is not *ubuntu-centric: http://serverfault.com/questions/1634/ipv6-for-home-users

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