Yahoo and IPv6

Joel Jaeggli joelja at
Tue May 17 15:59:01 UTC 2011

On May 17, 2011, at 8:49 AM, Steve Clark wrote:

> On 05/17/2011 08:56 AM, Paul Vixie wrote:
>>> Date: Tue, 17 May 2011 11:07:17 +0200
>>> From: Mans Nilsson<mansaxel at>
>>>>> ... It's not like you can even reach anything at home now, let alone
>>>>> reach it by name.
>>>> that must and will change.  let's be the generation who makes it possible.
>>> I'd like to respond to this by stating that I support this fully, but
>>> I'm busy making sure I can reach my machines at home from the IPv6
>>> Internet. By name. ;-)
>> :-).
>> to be clear, the old pre-web T1 era internet did not have much content
>> but what content there was, was not lopsided.  other than slip and ppp
>> there weren't a lot of networks one would call "access" and a smaller
>> number of networks one would call "content".  i am not wishing for that,
>> i like the web, i like content, i know there will be specialized networks
>> for access and content.  but i also think (as jim gettys does) that we
>> ought to be able to get useful work done without being able to reach the
>> whole internet all the time.  that's going to mean being able to reach
>> other mostly-access networks in our same neighborhoods and multitenant
>> buildings and towns and cities, directly, and by name.  it does not mean
>> being able to start facebook 2.0 out of somebody's basement, but it does
>> mean being able to run a personal smtp or web server in one's basement
>> and have it mostly work for the whole internet and work best for accessors
>> who are close by and still work even when the "upstream" path for the
>> neighborhood is down.
> This is all very confusing to me. How are meaningful names going to assigned automatically?

dynamic dns updates seems like an obvious choice.

> Right now I see something like for one of our servers, how does this
> mean anything to anyone else?
> -- 
> Stephen Clark
> *NetWolves*
> Sr. Software Engineer III
> Phone: 813-579-3200
> Fax: 813-882-0209
> Email: steve.clark at

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