Thursday, December 22, 2005

Japan's NTT Begins Offering Consumer IPv6 Service

Martyn Williams writes in NetworkWorld:

NTT Communications has begun offering a consumer IPv6 connection service that runs across any standard Internet access line and costs ¥300 ($2.50) per month. The service, which was launched in Japan earlier this month, is the first of its kind in the world, according to the carrier.

To use NTT's service customers must install an access program, which is offered for computers running the Japanese version of the Windows XP SP2 operating system. The software maintains an IPv6 tunnel across a standard IPv4 Internet connection - fixed or wireless broadband or dial-up - to a server that links onto the IPv6 Internet. The software also manages the PC's IPv4 and IPv6 addresses.


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