Common operational misconceptions

Jared Mauch jared at puck.nether.net
Thu Feb 16 06:31:46 CST 2012


On Feb 15, 2012, at 7:55 PM, Nathan Eisenberg wrote:

>> IPv6 is operational.
> 
> How is this a misconception?  It works fine for me...

I think he left off "In Japan".  There's been a lot of local politics as it relates to the broken nature of IPv6 in japan.  When its there, it's not globally accessible in many cases (at the consumer or last-mile level).  Most (all?) major backbones are IPv6 capable these days, but in some cases it's 6PE vs "native".

IPv6 is operational and does work, but like any protocol there are issues.  If you are unaware, take a look at what people are trying to put into IPv4 still at IETF.  The fact that the IPv6 day went so well last year, and the IPv6 launch is coming quickly is a reminder its real.  Me?  I can't wait to have this behind us.  (Oh, and if you're not at least routing your IPv6 space to your lab/NOC LAN, get on it.  Even if you have to poke the 'security' guys who think you need an IPv6 NAT in the eye).

- Jared


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