Another driver for v6?

Matthew Ford ford at
Thu Oct 30 10:39:06 UTC 2008

On 30/10/08 07:10, Mikael Abrahamsson wrote:
> On Wed, 29 Oct 2008, David W. Hankins wrote:
>> On Wed, Oct 29, 2008 at 06:32:31PM -0400, Steven King wrote:
>>> Does anyone see any benefits to beginning a small deployment of IPv6 now
>>> even if its just for internal usage?
>> It is almost lunacy to deploy IPv6 in a customer-facing sense (note
>> for example Google's choice to put its AAAA on a separate FQDN).  At
> Could you please elaborate on this point? My data presented
> <> indicates 
> that there are very very few (the longer I collected the data, the 
> better the ratio got) who cannot properly fetch a resource that has A/AAAA.

Your stats (which are very interesting btw, thanks for doing the work) 
suggest that the number of clients that would make use of the AAAA 
record for a dual-stack service is about the same as the number of 
clients that would fail in the event that both A and AAAA were present. 
That's not exactly an incentive to content providers is it?

>> IPv6: It's kind of like storing dry food in preparation for the
>>      apocalypse.
> If you actually KNOW the apocalypse is coming (but not when), this is 
> correct.

The end is nigh -


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