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Malacath
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BT's DNS server don't support ipv6?

I'm using a third party router and ipv6 works fine with it as long as I use openDNS or googleDNS.

 

Problem is that if I use the automatic DNS option to use the default BT DNS servers I only get 9/10 in the ipv6 test website test-ipv6.com. It says DNS servers don't support ipv6.

 

If I use openDNS I get 10/10.

 

Why don't the BT DNS servers support ipv6?

 

It seems odd that BT would support ipv6 on a network level but not support it in their DNS servers

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Sage
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Re: BT's DNS server don't support ipv6?

I wouldn't use an ISP DNS ever!

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Malacath
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Re: BT's DNS server don't support ipv6?

While I do agree with you because the BT DNS servers cause slow download speeds from the xbox live and PSN stores, there are times when I need to turn parental controls on and I can't do that unless I am using the BT DNS servers.

 

 

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Liam_
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Re: BT's DNS server don't support ipv6?

If you use a good router you can specify black/white lists for each individual device thereby having complete control over who gets to go where.  It can be a little bit of work initially but you only need to do it once.

What router are you using?

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Malacath
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Re: BT's DNS server don't support ipv6?

It's a Netgear Nighthawk R7000.

 

It does have it's own parental control features but they caused problems that forced me to stop using them.

I can't quite remember what the problems were now although I think it was something to do with xbox live.

 

Anyway just been looking at the openDNS site. Turns out they have a parental controls feature themselves and I will just have to use those. Obviously wont be as good as a network level one as they could be bypassed but they'll have to do.

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Liam_
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Re: BT's DNS server don't support ipv6?

Network level parental controls can be bypassed quite simply just by using TorBrowser.  So simple that I don't know why people bother with them in the first place.

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