Yahoo and IPv6

Owen DeLong owen at delong.com
Mon May 16 18:12:27 CDT 2011


On May 16, 2011, at 11:37 AM, Jim Gettys wrote:

> On 05/14/2011 07:39 PM, Paul Vixie wrote:
>> Jim Gettys<jg at freedesktop.org>  writes:
>> 
>>> ... we have to get naming squared away.  Typing IPv6 addresses is for the
>>> birds, and having everyone have to go fuss with a DNS provider isn't a
>>> viable solution.
>> perhaps i'm too close to the problem because that solution looks quite
>> viable to me.  dns providers who don't keep up with the market (which means
>> ipv6 and dnssec in this context) will lose business to those who do.
> I don't believe it is currently viable for any but the hackers out there, given my experience during the Comcast IPv6 trial.  Typing V6 addresses (much less remembering them) is a PITA.
> 
> You are asking people who don't even know DNS exists, to bother to establish another business relationship (or maybe DNS services might someday be provided by their ISP).
> 
> If you get past that hurdle they get to type long IPv6 addresses into a web page they won't remember where it was the year before when they did this the last time to add a machine to their DNS.
> 
> The way this "ought" to work for clueless home users (or cluefull users too, for that matter) is that, when a new machine appears on a network, it "just works", by which I mean that a globally routeable IPv6 address appears in DNS without fussing around using the name that was given to the machine when it was first booted, and that a home user's names are accessible via secondaries even if they are off line.  And NXDOMAIN should work the way it was intended, for all the reasons you know better than I.
> 
> This is entirely possible ;-).  Just go ask Evan Hunt what he's been up to with Dave Taht recently....
>                          - Jim
> 
> 
> Right now, IPv6 is worse than IPv4 for home users; we need

How so? It's not like you can even reach anything at home now, 
let alone reach it by name.

Owen





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