You are mistaken. Comcast, one of the largest ISP’s in the United States has IPv6 enabled by default along with many others. It’s 2019, IPv6 is a reality and it’s here to stay.
A common misconception is that the only advantage of IPv6 is the larger address space. That couldn’t be further from the truth. The larger address pool that IPv6 provides is just one of the many advantages of IPv6.
Here’s a short list of the advantages of IPv6 I stole from Quora
- Less need for stateful NAT/PAT/NAPT
- Ability to assign unique link-local addresses on the fly without depending on a router or DHCP server.
- Ability to pick an address from thin air (SLAAC)
- Ability to change addresses frequently (Privacy Addressing)
- Ability to belong to many networks simultaneously, with a unique address on each.
- Less need for readdressing and refactoring of networks thanks to big address space.
- Easy to combine multi-enterprise networks without readdressing.
- Ability to do nondisruptive readdressing in the fly with deprecated addressing model.
I was referring to the feed URL, which is where all the location data is sent. Users never see that URL. But since you brought it up, let’s say a user is accessing the piaware web interface directly via the RFC 1918 IPv4 address which is what the majority of users do. Now let’s say that user wants to access their piaware remotely. The user assumes that they can simply type in the RFC 1918 address in the address bar of their browser as they do at home and are flummoxed when they are instead presented with an error.
Now let’s assume the user is using the pi’s IPv6 address to access the gui. Regardless of what network the user is connected to, at home or remotely, they can access their piware using the same URL. This is one example where IPv6 provides benefits to home users.
I’ve assigned a hostname to my piaware box that resolves to the pi’s IPv6 address. That way whether I’m at home or on the road I can access the gui using the same address regardless of my physical location.