The Choice: IPv4 Exhaustion or Transition to IPv6

Stephen Satchell list at
Sat Jun 30 05:04:50 UTC 2007

John Curran wrote:
> Steve -
>     For the first end site that has to connect via IPv6,
>     it will be very bad if there is not a base of IPv6
>     web/email sites already in place.

As the network administrator for a Web hosting company, I've not seen 
any coherent (and useful) information about how I can provide both IPv6 
addressing and IPv4 addressing for the sites I host.  I'm in the process 
of doing OS upgrades, and IPv6 is included...but currently I shut off 
IPv6 because I don't have a IPv6 firewall solution yet.

That includes DNS, by the way.  I'm deploying new DNS servers, and would 
be *very* interested in how to convince BIND 9.2.4 to answer IPv6 queries.

Another issue:  the Plesk Web control panel software from SW-Soft 
doesn't seem to have any support for IPv6.  The CPanel Web Host Manager 
at least lets me create AAAA records in zone files, so roughly 1/3 of my 
customers *could* have IPv6 capability.

Lurkers:  tutorials welcome.

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