Private use of non-RFC1918 IP space

Zaid Ali zaid at zaidali.com
Tue Feb 3 12:32:48 CST 2009


Yes we all go to NANOG meetings and talk about these solutions but the change has to come from within. its not just a technical solution. There has to be motivation and incentive for people to make this change.

Zaid

----- Original Message -----
From: "Paul Timmins" <paul at telcodata.us>
To: "Zaid Ali" <zaid at zaidali.com>
Cc: "Roger Marquis" <marquis at roble.com>, nanog at nanog.org
Sent: Tuesday, February 3, 2009 10:22:16 AM GMT -08:00 US/Canada Pacific
Subject: Re: Private use of non-RFC1918 IP space

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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