It's the end of IPv4 as we know it... and I feel fine..

Jared Mauch jared at puck.nether.net
Thu Feb 3 09:36:53 CST 2011


(apologies to REM)

On Feb 3, 2011, at 10:11 AM, Jon Lewis wrote:

> The real fun's going to be over the next several years as the RIR's become irrelevant in the acquisition of scarce IPv4 resources...and things become less stable as lots of orgs rush to implement a strange new IP version.

There's clearly two things that need to be done:

1) Major infrastructure (ie: backhaul, corporate, ISP gateway) need to be upgraded/configured to support IPv6
2) Edge networks need to start to hand out IPv6 addresses and name servers.  I think it would be great if providers started handing out IPv6 addressed name servers when an IPv4 client does a dhcp renew, etc.

(eg: the NANOG conference lan gave my iPhone/iPad v6 nameservers..)

#1 should be easy enough to do
#2 is complicated as well by the lack of a single coherent edge technology that can deliver solutions

- Jared

(btw: has anyone configured IOS PPTP/VPDN to hand out IPv6 that would be willing to share config example with me)



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