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IPv6 and the ignorance of hosters

November 5, 2013 - 3:48 pm

A few weeks ago I received an e-Mail from a German server hosting company.  They told me about their completely renewed product range which now has the best cost-benefit ratio in the world. I remember that I got in contact with them years ago but then decided to rent my server from another provider.

OK, the e-Mail sounded extremely marketing oriented and so does their website.
But since the offerings looked quite reasonable I decided to give them a chance and replied with a list of technical questions.

One of them was about the size of the IPv6 subnet they are going to assign me. I was a bit confused that I couldn’t find anything about IPv6 at all on their website.

The answer came a few days later. I somehow expected it even though I never really believed that a root-server hoster could ever afford this kind of ignorance. But here it is (translated from German):

Indeed we do not YET offer IPv6 but it is already on our road map. This means it will be realized for you in the very near future.

It’s obvious what that means.

I didn’t answer back and haven’t heard from them, either. No, not quite. In fact I received another generated mail informing me that my very special and not transferable offer will only last until end of October. It seems the only thing they really renewed was their marketing department.

I wonder what’s going to happen in the next months and years. I suspect this is not the only provider ignoring IPv6.

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IPv6: First steps and experiences

October 21, 2012 - 7:21 pm

I’ve read and heard a lot about IPv6 in the last months, but wasn’t able to gain some practical experience yet.

No I finally found some time to get my hands on a simple IPv6 setup at home. Rather late for me as a network guy but actually I did it.
I’m running a Debian based router, which was routing my IPv4 for quite a long time. My goal was to add IPv6 routing so that my clients are able to use the “IPv6 internet”.

The setup was really easy. My main documentation sources were the Linux IPv6 HOWTO and an IPv6 with Debian tutorial.

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OFS proposal for Linux-Kongress accepted

July 1, 2010 - 5:16 pm

Linux-Kongress 2010I’m very happy to inform you, that I will speak at this year’s Linux-Kongress.

Some weeks ago I submitted an abstract for a talk about OFS. This week an e-mail from the chair of the program committee arrived, telling me that the proposal had been accepted.

Together with Prof. Trommler and Samuel Walz, student from the last OFS project group, I will prepare the paper as well as the presentation.

The Linux-Kongress will take place at the Georg-Simon-Ohm University – the home of OFS. You will find more information such as programm and abstracts on their website http://www.linux-kongress.org/

Our talk is scheduled for 1:30 pm on the second day of talks and here is the link to the abstract.

Now there’s much work ahead, but I’m looking forward to this event.

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OFS linux magazine articles online

December 22, 2009 - 1:08 am

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Article in english Linux Magazine

As you probably know we wrote an article about OFS for the german Linux Magazin and the english Linux Pro Magazine one year ago.

Both, the german and the english article are now available online.

English: http://www.linuxpromagazine.com/Issues/2009/99/CONNECTIONS/
German: http://www.linux-magazin.de/Heft-Abo/Ausgaben/2009/01/Verbindungssuche

I really recommend reading it if you did not had the possibility to get the magazine.

We wrote about the concepts of OFS and our plans. We went a big step into the right direction, but there is still much work. For example OFS is much more stable today, but we still lack a decent GUI.

Take a look at the articles and share our ideas.

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OFS and csync

July 1, 2009 - 10:15 pm

csyncToday I met Andreas Schneider, developer of the csync tool. This little program is designed to effectively synchronize files between a local directory and a smb share without mounting it. It is especially used for implementing roaming profiles in linux.

Andreas is also very interested in file synchronization and offline working concepts. We shared some ideas and discussed the aims of our projects.

He has many innovative approaches to file synchronization in general and I see many points for collaboration.

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guug: OFS presentation

May 28, 2009 - 12:00 am

I just returned from University. Professor Trommler and me held a presentation on OFS as we did in Chemnitz. For the first time I showed OFS working with a real remote share not only mirroring a directory on the local machine.

Our presentation took part in a series of monthly presentations organized by sage@guug Nuremberg.

Unfortunately the audience was not very large, but we had good discussions.

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