Slashdot: UK ISP PlusNet Testing Carrier-Grade NAT Instead of IPv6

Stephen D. Strowes stephen.strowes at
Thu Jan 17 00:28:20 UTC 2013

On 16/01/2013 08:31, Justin M. Streiner wrote:
> On Wed, 16 Jan 2013, fredrik danerklint wrote:
>> From the article:
>> "Faced with the shortage of IPv4 addresses and the failure of IPv6 to
>> take off, British ISP PlusNet is testing carrier-grade network address
>> translation CG-NAT, where potentially all the ISP's customers could be
>> sharing one IP address, through a gateway. The move is controversial
>> as it could make some Internet services fail, but PlusNet says it is
>> inevitable, and only a test at this stage."
> I would hope that PlusNet has valid, well-thought-out reasons for
> deploying CGN instead of IPv6.  Not knowing those, I can only jugde
> their position on its face: foolish and short-sighted.

Apparently they aren't _totally_ blind to v6, but it sounds like it's 
been put in the mystery "when we have a spare moment!" bin:,106125.0.html


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