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bio website steffann.nl
location Apeldoorn, Netherlands
age 37
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I started working in the Internet industry in 1995, when I helped to start up Computel Standby BV. I supported Computel while I was a student at Universiteit Twente. Computel started in Apeldoorn (NL) as a small ISP, started the Nederland.net foundation, and has grown into a server management company with its own small datacenter.

I became a RIPE Address Policy Working Group chair in May 2007, mostly because I am interested in the future of the Internet and I like to participate in things I think are important.

In May 2008 I left Computel and started working for Max.nl, which is a web application development company. In March 2010 I started my own company. I am focusing on internet infrastructure related subjects such as IPv6, routing and security. Since October 2010 I have been doing IPv6 related projects exclusively.


Apr
15
comment How is information passed between ipconfig and the init process at boot time
I think that part goes back to /etc/network/interfaces. What happens when you also add your IPv6 configuration there, using the same settings as you have used earlier in the boot process?
Apr
12
comment How is information passed between ipconfig and the init process at boot time
Agree, it is not the issue here, but it is important :)
Apr
12
comment How is information passed between ipconfig and the init process at boot time
I think ipconfig supports IPv6 just fine, but it is old... These days it is better to use the 'ip' command. Much more flexible.
Apr
9
answered How is information passed between ipconfig and the init process at boot time
Apr
9
comment How is information passed between ipconfig and the init process at boot time
Ouch, a /108? While technically possible, that is really not good common practice. Stick to the default /64 unless you know what you are doing and what will and will not work.
Mar
22
comment Set primary IPv6 address
I just wrote a script that waits for given addresses to leave the tentative state. Might be useful in init scripts: pastebin.com/sAgRxbPY
Mar
22
answered Set primary IPv6 address
Feb
25
comment How to add two IPv6 dns-nameservers into /etc/network/interfaces?
Also relevant: unix.stackexchange.com/questions/28004/…. It mentions >3 name servers, possible increased timeouts and running a local DNS cache instead of adding more name servers.
Feb
22
answered How to add two IPv6 dns-nameservers into /etc/network/interfaces?
Feb
10
awarded  Caucus
Jan
31
revised Why do I get multiple global IPv6 addresses listed in ifconfig?
added 89 characters in body
Jan
16
comment whois with IPV6 support
@MichaelHampton: I have my own small ISP, which is a RIPE NCC member. And according to RIPE 2011-04 every LIR can get a /29. So no, no trouble at all :)
Jan
15
answered whois with IPV6 support
Dec
22
comment native IPv6 setup
I added some examples for multiple addresses
Dec
22
revised native IPv6 setup
Add example for multiple addresses
Dec
22
comment native IPv6 setup
If your provider is giving you the whole /56 then you can use every address in the range you specified. If they did the silly thing then you could technically use every address in that range, but they probably want you to stick to 2a00:1630:2:801::/64 (bsed on what you have shown). You'd have to ask them to be sure.
Dec
22
comment native IPv6 setup
If you want to use multiple addresses then you'll have to configure them. As far as I know it is not possible to make it listen to all addresses in a subnet in one go.
Dec
22
answered native IPv6 setup
Nov
28
comment Why hard links are not allowed for directories?
Hard links have good use cases. Saying you should generally not use them is a little too broad.
Nov
24
comment Why does the Ubuntu IPv6 Torrent tracker not track any releases newer than Ubuntu 12.10?
I think mirror@bit.nl or support@bit.nl are the best contacts for this.