IPv6 Ignorance

Otis L. Surratt, Jr. otis at ocosa.com
Sun Sep 16 17:28:02 UTC 2012

You will always have someone who doesn't understand. But every network operator should have a sense of responsibility to learn IPv6 and implement dual stacking. To be honest, in 2004/2005 I decided not to dive into IPv6 heavily but everyone has a "wake up" call. All we can do is keep stressing the urgency to implement IPv6 period. Not all UBNT users have a want to implement IPv4. 

Considering, that its easy, simple, affordable wireless gear. The result, pretty much anyone wanting to start a WISP and make money with none to little network experience, let alone the responsibility period to implement BCPs or follow RFCs. Further, most o f the users that use UBNT gear, IMHO mostly have space from their upstreams and not PI. Although, is probably a small point but it still adds to the IPv4 table end of day.

I'd have to say there are moderators and users pushing IPv6 on the forum. It was a good move for UBNT on the latest release of firmware. So, I guess that's the "wake up" call those operators using UBNT (not IPv6 already) needed. But then again you will have those that say "if it ain't broke, don't fix it".

-----Original Message-----
From: Seth Mattinen [mailto:sethm at rollernet.us] 
Sent: Sunday, September 16, 2012 11:55 AM
To: nanog at nanog.org
Subject: IPv6 Ignorance

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.




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