Reply to post: Re: Actually, thank the big telcos

IPv6 now faster than IPv4 when visiting 20% of top websites – and just as fast for the rest


Re: Actually, thank the big telcos

Agreed that the big US ISPs have helped drive an improvement in CPE but that much of the CPE is still very poor.

> Auto-config puts your MAC address in the IP address, then another auto-config tool warns you that your MAC address is visible.

It is the host not the router that forms the host bits of the IPv6 address with SLAAC. Modern OSs no longer by default use EUI-64 addresses for communication beyond the router. They use privacy addresses.

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