IPv6 on iPhone

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It's here.

It looks like Apple removed any way to turn off IPv6. I've only been poking around the settings for a few minutes, but I don't see a way to disable it. Not sure if that's good or bad.

Apple had more to say about IPv6 support in iOS (that's still weird to type) at their WWDC 2010 conference. The Core Networking talk had an update on IPv6; Video (HD) and Slides (PDF) are available. They encouraged developers to make their apps IPv6-clean. I wonder if Apple will start rejecting IPv4-only apps from their App Store?

They claim to support stateless DHCPv6, but I haven't yet tested this. When I get some more time, I'll test it in an IPv6-only network.

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Will said:

Interesting they Apple would choose to support DHCPv6 on their mobile platform but flat out refuse to support it on OS X.

Ben said:

In their usual not admitting anything style, an Apple engineer acknowledged that they've pretty much changed their mind on DHCPv6, so I'm guessing they'll support it soon.

See 55:38 in
http://nanog.org/meetings/nanog49/presentations/Monday/ipv6_in_home.wmv

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