spurring transition to ipv6 -- make it faster

Skywing Skywing at valhallalegends.com
Tue Oct 14 15:01:27 CDT 2008


Actually, I seem to recall some postings to the list stating that many of the popular bittorrent clients already do IPv6 if available.  So that would seem to be a good recipe for allowing P2P users to prioritize ahead of regular traffic.

- S

-----Original Message-----
From: Niall Donegan [mailto:niall at moybella.net]
Sent: Tuesday, October 14, 2008 3:56 PM
To: Scott Doty
Cc: nanog at merit.edu
Subject: Re: spurring transition to ipv6 -- make it faster

Scott Doty wrote:
> After all, if most p2p traffic is v4, prioritizing ipv6 (as a general
> concept) should improve the user experience.

How long do you think it will take for the P2P software authors to
transition over to IPv6? I'll bet that P2P users will be a lot more
likely to use IPv6 over Aunt May checking her email once a day.

Niall.


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