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Comcast Pulls Back On IPv6 Rollout, Citing Netgear Modem Glitch

2012-03-29 12:50 by
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Cable company Comcast has recently announced the temporarily roll back of the next-generation IPv6 protocol in parts of its network. The reason for the move was a compatibility glitch in a retail DOCSIS 3.0 cable modem from Netgear that knocked some customers offline.

"We recently identified that the retail Netgear CMD31T device ships with and runs an uncertified version of firmware that exacerbates a critical IPv6-related defect," the cable operator said in a statement. "To ensure Comcast customers with these devices will continue to have uninterrupted Internet service, we have rolled back IPv6 temporarily in some parts of our network to give Netgear more time to address the issue."

Comcast, in an update on its website listing approved DOCSIS devices, says the Netgear CMD31T device has "a known IPv6-related software defect. This prevents the device from being provisioned on the Comcast network." The company expects Netgear "will soon address the issue for their retail devices, which we will test and deploy on an emergency basis."

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