IPv6 mistakes, was: Re: Looking for an IPv6 naysayer...

Mikael Abrahamsson swmike at swm.pp.se
Fri Feb 11 20:31:10 CST 2011


On Fri, 11 Feb 2011, Tom Limoncelli wrote:

> On Fri, Feb 11, 2011 at 2:56 PM, Owen DeLong <owen at delong.com> wrote:

>> I think you'll be in for a surprise here, too. The 4G transition is 
>> already underway. For the vendors where 4G means LTE, IPv6 is the 
>> native protocol and IPv4 requires a certain amount of hackery to 
>> operate.
>>
>
> I'm writing an article where I want to say that but I can't find an
> article I can reference to back it up.

We're an LTE operator and this is the first time I've heard about this. 
LTE supports IPv4 and IPv6 and as far as I can discern, that is a 
requirement, and there is no "hackery" to get IPv4 running.

We have yet to see any LTE terminals (USB dongels so far) that support 
IPv6. There are a lot of other kinks to work out first, going IPv6 only 
here is definitely not the place. Remember, a lot of people buying this 
service is taking the USB dongle and attaching it to their corporate XP 
laptop.

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Mikael Abrahamsson    email: swmike at swm.pp.se




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