IPv6 is on the marketers radar
fred at cisco.com
Fri Feb 11 14:43:56 CST 2011
On Feb 11, 2011, at 12:21 PM, Franck Martin wrote:
> I can hear people, say oh no....
> Interesting to see that marketers do not like CGNAT.
They missed an important point.
> Who Will Be Impacted: For more consumers, there will be negligible impact. "The ISPs will be handling much of this,” said Leo Vegoda, a researcher with ICANN. (via TechNewsWorld). Some technology users may experience some glitches, such as people using VPN software to connect with their offices or users of point-to-point software such as Skype, he adds.
Anyone that uses a residential router (Linksys, D-Link, Netgear, etc) is likely to need to upgrade that, most likely by buying a new one. Set-top boxes are generally IPv4; anyone with a TV is likely to need to upgrade at least the software. Skype is not yet IPv6-capable, and will need one an update. "The ISPs will take care of this" is a really empty hope. The ISPs will take care of their part, but users should expect that there will be things jiggling over the coming couple of years.
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