IPv6 woes - RFC

Victor Kuarsingh victor at jvknet.com
Fri Oct 1 02:35:20 UTC 2021

On Thu, Sep 30, 2021 at 10:01 PM Valdis Klētnieks <valdis.kletnieks at vt.edu>

> On Wed, 29 Sep 2021 16:09:26 -0400, Victor Kuarsingh said:
> > - Both providers provide IPv6 and delegate a prefix to the router (let's
> > pretend the retail staff knew enough to sell this person a consumer box
> > with 2x WAN interfaces)

Just to make it clear, I would love it all to work really well and by
default.  But I also look at the reality and don't over estimate how
proficient consumers will be.

> So... do such boxes exist in any great quantity?

Not in great quantity.  But for the fun of it, I ran down to the local
BestBuy recently and they offered me a dual WAN router (only one type) in
stock.  So, I guess sufficient supply?

> Do consumers who can't add a valid number after 'IPv' accidentally
> contract for
> Internet service from two different providers often? Do they intentionally
> do
> that often?

Likely not accidentally, but the router they showed me (will not say what
brand on this list) showed a "WAN" and "WAN/DMZ" port, so just as clear as
any other port markings for consumer grade connections.

> It sounds like a sufficiently rare situation that "clueless lawyer/whatever
> hires somebody with clue for 2 hours work to configure it all" is a
> reasonable
> solution.

Yes, I suspect that may happen. How many clueful IPv6 folks do we suspect
service this market which are available at a cost most will be willing to


Victor K
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