How to force rapid ipv6 adoption

Mark Andrews marka at
Fri Oct 2 00:01:25 UTC 2015

In message <20151001232613.GD123100 at>, Matthew Newton writes:
> On Thu, Oct 01, 2015 at 10:42:57PM +0000, Todd Underwood wrote:
> > it's just a new addressing protocol that happens to not work with the rest
> > of the internet.  it's unfortunate that we made that mistake, but i guess
> > we're stuck with that now (i wish i could say something about lessons
> > learned but i don't think any one of us has learned a lesson yet).
> Would be really interesting to know how you would propose
> squeezing 128 bits of address data into a 32 bit field so that we
> could all continue to use IPv4 with more addresses than it's has
> available to save having to move to this new incompatible format.
> :-)
> Matthew

Additionally it is now a OLD addressing protocol.  We are about to
see young adults that have never lived in a world without IPv6.  It
may not have been universally available when they were born but it
was available.  There are definitely school leavers that have never
lived in a world where IPv6 did not exist.  My daughter will be one
of them next year when she finishes year 12.  IPv6 is 7 months older
than she is.

Some of us have been running IPv6 in production for over a decade
now and developing products that support IPv6 even longer.

We have had 17 years to build up a universal IPv6 network.  It
should have been done by now.


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