IPv6 Confusion

Jack Bates jbates at brightok.net
Thu Feb 19 13:42:15 UTC 2009

Frank Bulk wrote:
> Considering that the only real IPv6-ready CPE at your favorite N.A. electronics store is Apple's AirPort, it seems to me that it will be several years before the majority (50% plus 1) of our respective customer bases has IPv6-ready or dual-stack equipment.  

On the other hand, a majority of the routers purchased are for wireless 
connectivity, followed quickly by the necessity for multiple computers 
sharing a common subnet. Security and firewalls are not something most 
end users attribute to routers, but instead to their host based solutions.

As such, I have no problem with pointing out that they can have 4.3 
billion squared devices sitting off a cheap switch; all sharing the same 
subnet. Of course, wireless peeps will either have to use wireless 
bridges or have supported routers. Really, the AirPort is pretty stable 
and functional as a wireless AP. Most say it's worth the extra $$$.


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