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

George Bonser gbonser at seven.com
Sun Apr 24 15:17:14 UTC 2011

> From: Rogelio 
> Sent: Saturday, April 23, 2011 4:46 AM
> To: nanog at nanog.org
> Subject: "supporting IPv6" <--- what it means exactly?
> 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.
> asked how they supported that, and they said that they "supported it"
> because they could "pass IPv6" traffic.
> Well...duh!

I recently ran into a case where the device can be programmed with an
IPv6 address, will use v6 for management, etc. (you can use the v6 IP
for SNMP and login and stuff), but it won't route v6 even with static
routes (not even in using CPU).  It will switch v6 traffic, though.

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