IPv6 is better than ipv4

Jeff McAdams jeffm at iglou.com
Thu Jun 2 19:37:18 UTC 2016

On Thu, June 2, 2016 13:31, Christopher Morrow wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 2, 2016 at 1:17 PM, Mike Hammett <nanog at ics-il.net> wrote:

>> Yes.
> ​REALLY??? I mean REALLY? people that operate networks haven't haven't
> had beaten into their heads: 1) cgn is expensive
> 2) there is no more ipv4 (not large amounts for large deployments of new
> thingies) 3) there really isn't much else except the internet for global
> networking and reachabilty 4) ipv6 'works' on almost all gear you'd deploy
> in your network

(more, reasonably valid observations elided)

Yes.  I had a member of an account team for a networking vendor express
extreme skepticism when discussing IP address plans and work I had done. 
When describing why I went with an IPv6 only solution for this setup, he
responded, "Why not just get more IPv4 addresses?  Just go back to
IANA[sic] for more if you don't have enough already."

OK, maybe it's not *just* marketing, but marketing (using the term
broadly) is still a very large part of it.


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