Aug. 6th, 2010

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Apple's "Airport Extreme" has been supporting IPv6 for quite a while. So long, in fact, that I thought it might be somthing useful.

Yesterday I took the opportunity of looking at one, or rather, the configuration GUI, in a shop. "Disappointed!", to quote Wanda's brother, is the word. I knew it didn't support IPv6 over PPPoE, okay. But it doesn't support a lot of anything else either. "Tunnel" or "Node" is the first choice, and I don't want tunneling. When I select "Node", I can set the prefix (of which interface?) and the prefix length, and that is it.

That is strange. That is not even barely useable, it is more or less pointless. No per-interface configuration, no firewall, no whatever-you-name-it. Actually I was a bit surprised, as the IPv6 support of the Macs is fine, and I thought they would make their own networking equiment to match that.

[Addition: I think it was a demonstrator of the Airport Extreme administration GUI, perhaps not the real thing. Please see my more-or-less retraction in the next article.]

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