Ars Technica on IPv4 exhaustion

Lee Howard Lee at
Wed Jun 18 19:57:49 UTC 2014

On 6/18/14 3:38 PM, "Owen DeLong" <owen at> wrote:

>> 2. Older gateways, especially consumer-owned retail devices, don't
>> IPv6.  Churn would help, if new retail gateways supported IPv6.
>Several do now. What are $CABLECO, $CE_STORES, etc. doing to make sure
>consumers choose these or at least realize the consequences of failing to
>choose them?

However, I also don't think consumer education is the answer:
Summary: Until it is perfectly clear why a consumer needs IPv6, and what
they need to do about it, consumer education will only cause fear and
frustration, which will not be helpful. This is a technology problem, not
a feature problem, and consumers shouldn't have to select which Internet
to be on.


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