IPv6 - a noobs prespective

Jack Bates jbates at brightok.net
Wed Feb 9 12:40:35 CST 2011


On 2/9/2011 12:30 PM, Tony Hain wrote:
> You don't have to disable IPv6 on the servers, just don't put a AAAA
> in dns. The simplest way to move forward is to get the entire path in
> place without the key to knowing is there, then for a few test
> subjects either provide a different dns response, or distribute a
> host file. Making the mass change of enabling the servers at the
> point you expect service to work is just asking for support calls...

 From an ISP perspective, since connectivity is not always a 
client/server model, the best option is to roll it through the core, 
have the servers you control ready and tested, and trial small groups of 
customers (who preferably ask for it and thus will be aware when things 
break).

When you have your own kinks worked out and the core pathing to most 
networks looks good, you can start looking at switch flipping region by 
region.

And don't forget to train your helpdesks. The marketing/sales people are 
probably hopeless (but give them a nice, "Yes we have IPv6, but if you 
use this service, you understand that some things might break and you'll 
have to work with us and third parties to try and fix such problems").


Jack




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