Cool IPv6 Stuff

Sam Stickland sam_mailinglists at
Mon Jun 4 09:52:57 UTC 2007

Jared Mauch wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 01, 2007 at 02:28:34PM +0100, Jeroen Massar wrote:
>> Hi,
>> As more and more cool IPv6 applications and services are becoming
>> available, I converted the former FAQ entry we had on this into a more
>> easily found/remembered page.
> 	I was doing some searching and came across the following slides
> from Gert on his operational experiences with IPv6.  Not sure if others
> are interested, but it's worthwhile to take a few moments to look at.
> 	- Jared
In answer to two questions at the end of this document:

    • what are enterprises waiting for?
    • should we ditch IPv6, and live with IPv4 + NAT forever?

Personally I hate NAT. But I currently work in a large enterprise 
environment and NAT is suprisingly popular. I came from a service 
provider background and some of the attitudes I've discovered towards 
private addresses in enterprise environments are quite surprising. Aside 
for the usual proponents of using NAT to hide your internal address 
infrastructure (which security always seem to insist upon) quite a 
popular design rule of from seems to be "Only carry public addresses on 
the public Internet and only carry private addresses on your private 
network" :-|

If an Enterprise doesn't have a great deal for IP addresses that need to 
be routed on the public internet, and they thing that NAT is a _good_ 
design choice, it seems to me that they don't have a great deal of 
pressure to move to IPv6.


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