Looking for an IPv6 naysayer...

TR Shaw tshaw at oitc.com
Wed Feb 9 17:48:39 CST 2011

On Feb 9, 2011, at 6:21 PM, Owen DeLong wrote:

> On Feb 9, 2011, at 12:50 PM, George Bonser wrote:
>>> I never thought it was that bad. In some 3G/wireless networks in
>>> Germany
>>> the providers use NAT and transparent HTTP-proxy. But this is only
>>> wireless. I'm not aware of any DSL or Cable provider NATing their
>>> customers.
>>> Jens
>> Practically all broadband providers NAT their customers in the US.  If
>> you look at the largest ones which are probably Comcast, Verizon, and
>> AT&T, you have the majority of US broadband subscribers right there.
> No.
> Almost none of the broadband providers in the US NAT their customers.
> Most of them provide a single public IP address to their residential
> customers.
> Most broadband customers use their own NAT to extend that single
> public IP address from the provider to multiple addresses within
> the site.
> This is a very very different thing from LSN with a lot less breakage.


This maybe true of all the big boys but I can tell you that rural telcos providing internet connectivity (personal experience in Northern MN) do and heavily.  They may run fiber to the house but they do LSN big time.


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