* Posts by Alex Atkin UK

4 publicly visible posts • joined 5 Apr 2018

IPv6 growth is slowing and no one knows why. Let's see if El Reg can address what's going on

Alex Atkin UK

The problem I had is my Android phone was very unreliable with IPv6 enabled on my network, it would constantly claim no connection or just take ages to do anything

Also I have all my clients set with static IP addresses but the Xbox One would change its UUID every time its rebooted. That meant I would have connectivity issues every time because I had specific firewall rules to only open incoming connections to specific clients.

Then there is the fact I monitor bandwidth use on my LAN, there doesn't seem to be a facility to do that on IPv6 on pfSense.

So at the end of the day the only choice I had for reliability was to stick with IPv4.

Alex Atkin UK

They don't know, really?

I have IPv6 enabled on my ISP but after using it for a while I disabled it as my Android phone become extremely unreliable.

I also log bandwidth use per client on the router which is not possible on IPv6. So its just inconvenient.

Intel admits a load of its CPUs have Spectre v2 flaw that can't be fixed

Alex Atkin UK

Re: seems reasonable to me

The thing is Warranty != Law. As this is a proven issue with the chips since day one, not a result of age, if taken to court Intel could still be in hot water.

How long Intel say they warrant the product is largely irrelevant when we can prove that people actually expect to be able to use these CPUs for much longer. People don't buy a product expecting it to die the day the warranty ends, they buy it expecting it to the last the average life span of products already out there.

Alex Atkin UK

"Most the CPUs listed above are oldies that went on sale between 2007 and 2011, so it is likely few remain in normal use."

Shows how they have zero comprehension of how their market works. You hear TONS of people saying they are still using Core 2 CPUs, because unless you are a content creator or gamer its "good enough". I know at least two people myself.

I also have a Core 2 as a server at a friends house, its more than powerful enough for the job so not even close to EOL. There are a LOT of Atoms of various ages used for small form factor PCs and crucially mid-range routers

My router is one of the last Intel motherboards based on Atom so I'm out of luck on all sides it seems, the CPU isn't even on that guidance list despite being NEWER than some of the ones that are. :/