"supporting IPv6" <--- what it means exactly?

jkrejci at usinternet.com jkrejci at usinternet.com
Sat Apr 23 09:25:08 CDT 2011


http://www.ipv6ready.org/?page=phase-2-about

You can check phase1 as well. There is a pretty good searchable table of certified ipv6 there as well.

Feel free to buy these products and even let the vendor know you chose their product over others because of their ipv6 support which was clearly identifiable.

------Original Message------
From: Jared Mauch
To: Rogelio
Cc: nanog at nanog.org
Subject: Re: "supporting IPv6" <--- what it means exactly?
Sent: Apr 23, 2011 9:14 AM


On Apr 23, 2011, at 7:45 AM, Rogelio wrote:

> Is there any clear understanding of what "supporting IPv6" means?
> 
> I recently was told by a vendor that they "supported IPv6", and then when I went to go configure an IPv6 address, it was, of course, IPv4. I asked how they supported that, and they said that they "supported it" because they could "pass IPv6" traffic.

Look for things like:

* IPv6 NDP support (RA, ND, NS, etc)
* IPv6 native transport to the control-plane + in-band management
* Support for IPv6 on bundled interfaces (with RA, ND, NS working)

These are the types of things you need to look for.  Some of these items depend on what your use case is.  Some places you may want to talk about RA-Guard, others may not matter as much.  Same for DHCPv6.  I don't need this in my core network, but at the edge it's possibly important depending on the device(s).

- Jared




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