Remaining IPv6 hurdles (Was: Programmers...)

Dobbins, Roland rdobbins at arbor.net
Sat Dec 1 01:12:43 UTC 2012


On Dec 1, 2012, at 6:09 AM, Jeroen Massar wrote:

> Japan and South Korea are doing quite well indeed

I guess that depends upon how one defines 'quite well', heh.  They're certainly ahead of other countries in the region with regards to IPv6, but it's questionable how deeply/broadly it is both available and utilized by their user bases.  And AFAICT, the emphasis is on clients, not servers.

> and China has CERNET of course which is doing mostly IPv6.

But which does not serve China's user base.

> Can you divulge some of these hurdles? Would be interesting to know what they are running into.

Architectural issues, operational issues, educational issues, organizational issues, resiliency issues, scalability issues, security issues, economic issues, layer-8, etc.  If one encounters significant challenges in designing, building, and operating an IPv4 network, one is unlikely to expend a significant amount of time and resources on IPv6.

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