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.


Owen

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.

Tom





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