Rate of growth on IPv6 not fast enough?

Roger Marquis marquis at roble.com
Wed Apr 21 17:26:28 CDT 2010


William Herrin wrote:
>> Not to take issue with either statement in particular, but I think there
>> needs to be some consideration of what "fail" means.
>
> Fail means that an inexperienced admin drops a router in place of the
> firewall to work around a priority problem while the senior engineer
> is on vacation. With NAT protecting unroutable addresses, that failure
> mode fails closed.

In addition to fail-closed NAT also means:

   * search engines and and connectivity providers cannot (easily)
   differentiate and/or monitor your internal hosts, and

   * multiple routes do not have to be announced or otherwise accommodated
   by internal re-addressing.

Roger Marquis




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