We have something of a race on to get a working, entry level, IPv6 DSL router, and we are today one step closer.
Thomson ("IPv6 Ready") do have some test s/w on one of their routers (yes, the high end one, grrr) and testing today has gone well - it works! This bodes well for the small (technicolor) router having working IPv6 soon as it is the same base s/w. Thanks to the man from Thomson for driving to see us today.
But will they beat zoom or zyxel? Who knows. We are still testing.
Now, for the technical bit. This is not done using PPP (why why why why why) but using RA and DHCPv6. It seems the Billions cope perfectly well without any RA even in response to a router solicitation. However the Thomson expects an answer to a router solicitation. What is worse is it does fully honour the lifetime setting sent. This has a max time of 18 hours, so we are having to send periodic router announcements to keep the router working. Frustrating, but according to spec I suppose. We need this in PPP really.
Needless to say the FireBrick FB6202 LNS handles all this, and we have a Thomson working on our test LNS right now - yay!
So, the race is still on.