AWS Elastic IP architecture

Andras Toth diosbejgli at
Sat May 30 15:38:05 UTC 2015

Perhaps if that energy which was spent on raging, instead was spent on
a Google search, then all those words would've been unnecessary.

As it turns out that IPv6 is already available on ELBs since 2011:

Official documentation:

Netflix is using it already as per their techblog since 2012:


On Sat, May 30, 2015 at 11:04 AM, Owen DeLong <owen at> wrote:
>> On May 29, 2015, at 8:23 AM, Christopher Morrow <morrowc.lists at> wrote:
>> On Fri, May 29, 2015 at 3:45 AM, Owen DeLong <owen at> wrote:
>>> Yeah, if it were LISP, they could probably handle IPv6.
>> why can't they do v6 with any other encap?
> That’s not my point.
>> the encap really doesn't matter at all to the underlying ip protocol
>> used, or shouldn't... you decide at the entrance to the 'virtual
>> network' that 'thingy is in virtual-network-5 and encap the packet...
>> regardless of ip version of the thing you are encapsulating.
> Whatever encapsulation or other system they are using, clearly they can’t do IPv6 for some reason because they outright refuse to even offer so much as a verification that IPv6 is on any sort of roadmap or is at all likely to be considered for deployment any time in the foreseeable future.
> So, my point wasn’t that LISP is the only encapsulation that supports IPv6. Indeed, I didn’t even say that. What I said was that their apparent complete inability to do IPv6 makes it unlikely that they are using an IPv6-capable encapsulation system. Thus, it is unlikely they are using LISP. I only referenced LISP because it was specifically mentioned by the poster to whom I was responding.
> Please try to avoid putting words in my mouth in the future.
> Owen

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