If you have read my previous How-To on how to connect to IPv6 Internet (if you are a Linux user), you may have realized by now that you are getting an address from the country the server is located.
There are pros and cons to having a different Geo-IP than your actual location, for example, when you want to bypass Geo-IP restrictions. But sometimes we want to use our own, especially in this case where IPv6 support from service providers is almost non-existent in countries like the Philippines.
Well, good news is, Globe Telecoms is now offering their own tunnel with a Philippines IPv6 address. Here’s how to connect…
Are you connected to the Next Generation Internet already?
IPv6 or Internet Protocol version 6 is the answer to our IPv4 problem. What problem? By 2011 or 2012 (according to estimates), there will be no more IPv4 addresses left. This means that, anyone with a need to have a static IP address will not be able to get any for their project or service.
When this day comes, someone must start finding IP address owners who does not really need a static address and give it to someone who needs it seriously. We may even see owners starting to sell their extra IPs at a price far more expensive that what it is worth today.
When are you going to act? Today! Not tomorrow!!
Today, 23rd of October 2010, Filipino Linux users around the world can now download and use the first release of the Philippines National Keyboard Layout, officially launched at the Philippines Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat Release Party!
What is this all about? Simple: being able to type the characters that Filipinos use, especially the ₱eso sign and ᜊᜌ᜔ᜊᜌᜒᜈ᜔ (Baybayin) glyphs that has been available for use since Unicode 3.2 (March 2002). Other characters are: Ññ, ©, ®, ™, ¢, ¥, ¶, Pahilís (acute diacritic), Paiwà (grave diacritic), Pakupyâ (circumflex diacritic), Ng̃ (the shortened form of nan͠g), and many more.
How about Windows users?
You will have to wait more or less 2 weeks, it will be usable for Windows 7, Vista, and XP; both 64-bit and 32-bit installations. Windows is too complicated as compared to Linux (seriously).
Without further ado, here are the steps to get you started with using our very own National Keyboard Layout.