Private use of non-RFC1918 IP space

Paul Timmins paul at telcodata.us
Tue Feb 3 12:22:16 CST 2009


Zaid Ali wrote:
> I don't consider IPv6 a popularity contest. It's about the motivation and the willingness to. Technical issues can be resolved if you and people around you are motivated to do so. I think there are some hard facts that need to be addressed when it comes to IPv6. Facts like 
>
> 1. How do we migrate to a IPv6 stack on all servers and I am talking about the 
>    thousands of servers that exist on peoples network that run SaaS, 
>     Financial/Banking systems. 
>   
Just upgrade your load balancer (or request a feature from your load 
balancer company) to map an external IPv6 address to a pool of IPv4 
servers. Problem solved.

> 2. How do we make old applications speak IPv6? There are some old back-end systems 
>    that run core functions for many businesses out there that don't really have any
>    upgrade path and I don't think people are thinking about this.   
>   
Continue to run IPv4 internally for this application. There's no logical 
reason that IPv4 can't continue to coexist for decades. Heck, people 
still run IPX, right?

-Paul





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