Common operational misconceptions

Paul Thornton prt at prt.org
Thu Feb 16 02:21:05 CST 2012


On 16/02/2012 07:45, Owen DeLong wrote:
> 
> On Feb 15, 2012, at 6:16 PM, Steve Bertrand wrote:
> 
>> On 2012.02.15 19:55, Nathan Eisenberg wrote:
>>>> IPv6 is operational.
>>>
>>> How is this a misconception?  It works fine for me...
>>
>> Imagine an operator who is v6 ignorant, with a home provider who implements v6 half-assed, and tries to access a v6 site that has perhaps v6-only accessible nameservers, when their provider who 'offers' v6 has resolvers that operate only over v4.
>>
>> *huge* misconception about the operational status of IPv6 (imho).
>>
>> Steve
> 
> By that definition, IPv4 is non-operational.
> 
> You can break anything if you try hard enough.

This being well demonstrated by most of the "Internet" access provided
by hotels, for example.

-- 
Paul



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