How to force rapid ipv6 adoption

Curtis Maurand cmaurand at
Fri Oct 2 02:52:40 UTC 2015

If Time Warner (my ISP) put up IPv6  tomorrow, my firewall would no longer work.  I could put up a pfsnse or vyatta  box pretty quickly, but my off the shelf Cisco/Linksys  home router has no ipv6 support hence the need to replace the hardware.  There's no firmware update for it supporting ipv6 either.  There would be millions of people in the same boat.


On October 1, 2015 5:44:46 PM ADT, Owen DeLong <owen at> wrote:
>> On Oct 1, 2015, at 12:06 , Curtis Maurand <cmaurand at>
>> On 10/1/2015 2:29 PM, Owen DeLong wrote:
>>>> On Oct 1, 2015, at 00:39 , Baldur Norddahl
><baldur.norddahl at> wrote:
>>>> On 1 October 2015 at 03:26, Mark Andrews <marka at> wrote:
>>>>> Windows XP does IPv6 fine so long as there is a IPv4 recursive
>>>>> server available.  It's just a simple command to install IPv6.
>>>>>        netsh interface ipv6 install
>>>> If the customer knew how to do that he wouldn't still be using
>Windows XP.
>>>>> Actually I don't expect Gmail and Facebook to be IPv4 only
>>>> Gmail and Facebook are already dual stack enabled. But I do not see
>>>> Facebook turning off IPv4 for a very long time. Therefore a
>customer that
>>>> only uses the Internet for a few basic things will be able to get
>>>> with being IPv4-only for a very long time.
>>> Yes and no…
>>> I think you are right about facebook.
>>> However, I think eventually the residential ISPs are going to start
>charging extra
>>> for IPv4 service. Some residences may pay for it initially, but if
>they think there’s a
>>> way to move away from it and the ISPs start fingerpointing to the
>specific laggards,
>>> you’ll see a groundswell of consumers pushing to find alternatives.
>>> Owen
>> ipv6 is going to force a lot of consumers to replace hardware. Worse,
>it's not easy to set up and get right as ipv4 is.
>> --Curtis
>You’re going to have to elaborate on that one…. I think IPv6 is
>actually quite a bit easier than IPv4, so please explicate
>in what ways it is harder to set up and get right?
>For the average household, it’s plug the IPv6-capable router in and let
>it go.
>For more advanced environments, it might take nearly as much effort as
>IPv4 and the unfamiliarity might add a couple
>of additional challenges the first time, but once you get past that,
>IPv6 has a lot of features that actually make it
>easier than IPv4.
>Not having to deal with NAT being just one of the big ones.

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