Throw me a IPv6 bone (sort of was IPv6 ignorance)

Seth Mos seth.mos at dds.nl
Fri Sep 21 19:55:18 UTC 2012


Op 21-9-2012 21:42, Mark Radabaugh schreef:
>
> Running dual stack to residential consumers still has huge issues with 
> CPE.  It's not an environment where we have control over the router 
> the customer picks up at Walmart.   There is really very little point 
> in spending a lot of resources on something the consumer can't 
> currently use.  I don't think saying we missed the boat really applies 
> - and the consumer CPE ship is sinking at the dock.
>
Enable dual stack per default, the old routers ignore it anyhow. The new 
ones that do support it, and really,  Linksys and D-Link as well as 
Netgear do support it now will use it and should just work. I recommend 
DHCP-PD, it seems to work well with relatively low overhead. AVM seems 
to know just how to make these relatively cheap all-in-ones with a great 
feature set and reasonable quality.

There is a lot of room for improvement, there always have been. It's not 
like the original Linksys WRT54G was really _that_ good, was it?

The other good news is that there is a new Wifi standard! You'll see a 
new surge of people swapping out 30$ routers because they are convinced 
that the new 30$ router will be a lot better then the previous one. 
Maybe it is.

I know it's a chicken and egg problem, and shoving it out further means 
you just decided for the ISP that you need a far beefier CGN box in the 
future. I am not totally convinced that was your long term plan.

Most ISPs in asia that are now pouring significant monetary resources 
into a CGN box that might be almost pointless in 5 years is not the 
investment they were looking for.



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