IPv6 - a noobs prespective

Owen DeLong owen at delong.com
Wed Feb 9 16:16:26 CST 2011


On Feb 9, 2011, at 10:03 AM, William Herrin wrote:

> On Wed, Feb 9, 2011 at 6:00 AM, Robert Lusby <nanogwp at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I also get why we need IPv6, that it means removing the NAT (which, surprise
>> surprise also runs our Firewall), and I that I might need new kit for it.
>> 
>> I am however *terrified* of making that move. There is so many new phrases,
>> words, things to think about etc
> 
> The thing that terrifies me about deploying IPv6 is that apps
> compatible with both are programmed to attempt IPv6 before IPv4. This
> means my first not-quite-correct IPv6 deployments are going to break
> my apps that are used to not having and therefore not trying IPv6. But
> that's not the worst part... as the folks my customers interact with
> over the next couple of years make their first not-quite-correct IPv6
> deployments, my access to them is going to break again. And again. And
> again. And I won't have the foggiest idea who's next until I get the
> call that such-and-such isn't working right.

Cower in fear and wait for the world to pass you by, or, move forward
and get past it.

The choice is yours.

So far, I've had pretty minimal problems since deploying IPv6 on my
stuff and none of the web sites I host have noticed any significant problems.

Owen





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