IPv6 is on the marketers radar

Franck Martin franck at genius.com
Fri Feb 11 15:38:37 CST 2011


----- Original Message -----
> From: "George Bonser" <gbonser at seven.com>
> To: "Franck Martin" <franck at genius.com>, "Fred Baker" <fred at cisco.com>
> Cc: nanog at nanog.org
> Sent: Saturday, 12 February, 2011 10:31:42 AM
> Subject: RE: IPv6 is on the marketers radar
> > > 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.
> >
> > Speaking of which:
> > http://www.networkworld.com/news/2011/020811-cisco-
> > linksys-ipv6.html
> >
> > ;)
> 
> Key quote in that article from Cisco explains why they are still
> behind.
> 
> "IPv6 is foundational to the next-generation Internet, enabling a
> range of new services and improved user experiences."
> 
> Apparently they see IPv6 as some "next-generation Internet" thing. It
> isn't. It is imperative in keeping THIS generation of internet
> running. This has nothing to do with any new services or improving
> anyone's experience. This is about maintaining existing services and
> even being able to have an experience at all. It is going to become
> increasingly difficult to maintain ubiquitous v4 service. In fact, v6
> is going to degrade some people's experience slightly because the
> larger protocol overhead means less payload for a given size packet
> meaning it will take more packets to transfer a given amount of data.
> 
> Apparently some people in this world believe that IPv6 somehow creates
> a "different" internet. It doesn't. It simply adds more house numbers
> to the existing streets.

Thanks to ITU for bringing the Next Generation Network (NGN), which was in fact IPv6+License but then got everyone confused, side tracked, etc...






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