IPv6 Ignorance

John Mitchell mitch at illuminati.org
Sun Sep 16 17:12:15 UTC 2012


There are some pretty impressive quotes there to take away ..

 >"We are totally convinced that the factors that made IPv4 run out of 
addresses will remanifest >themselves once again and likely sooner than 
a lot of us might expect given the "Reccomendations" for >"Best 
Practice" deployment."

If I am understanding this quote correctly the author is worried IPv6 
will run out of addresses so won't make the switch... Granted only 1/8th 
of the IPv6 space has been allocated for internet use but that number is 
still so mind-boggling _huge_..

But what does worry me is a lot of peoples inability to future proof 
themselves, it seems a lot of people would rather wait until its too 
late or things are falling apart and react rather than protectively 
getting a migration or even support package in place in-case v4 just 
"stops working". And by "stops working" I mean some big service provider 
decides to shoot itself in the foot and just switch off IPv4 support for 
their services, not likely to happen any-time in the near future but 
still a possibility.

-- mitch



On 16/09/12 17:55, Seth Mattinen wrote:
> I came across these threads today; the blind ignorance towards IPv6 from
> some of the posters is kind of shocking. It's also pretty disappointing
> if these are the people providing internet access to end users. We focus
> our worries on the big guys like AT&T going IPv6 (which I'm sure but
> they're slow), but these small operators are a much bigger problem.
>
> http://forum.ubnt.com/showthread.php?p=355722
>
> http://forum.ubnt.com/showthread.php?t=53779
>
> ~Seth




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