We need native IPv6, or at least a decent PoP in Australia!
Currently our home network is IPv6 enabled via a Sixxs tunnel. If we lived in NZ then our PoP would be in NZ. Unfortunately we can't use the NZ PoP, so instead we use the London PoP! Eventually I'll get around to pinging every PoP available to us and find the "closest" one, but for now, letter the numbers do the talking.
I ping the same machine both via IPv6 and via IPv4. Lets see if you can work out which is which.
10 packets transmitted, 10 received, 0% packet loss rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 698.592/712.159/814.473/34.163 ms 10 packets transmitted, 10 received, 0% packet loss rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 76.670/79.557/87.452/2.866 ms
The PoP has an average ping of 350ms just to get to the PoP! No wonder it takes so long to get to the PoP and back to Australia! Hopefully later in the year my hosting provider will have fixed the IPv6 transport and I can setup my own local tunnel. Until then, slow IPv6 :(
10 packets transmitted, 10 received, 0% packet loss rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 235.587/267.187/382.010/45.090 ms