V6 still not supported

David Bass davidbass570 at gmail.com
Wed Mar 16 18:12:17 UTC 2022

So your answer is do nothing because we should be spending the time on v6?

There are a lot of barriers to v6, and there is no logical reason why this
range of v4 subnets wasn’t made available to the world a decade (or two)
ago.  The next best time to do it is now though.

On Wed, Mar 16, 2022 at 12:21 PM Owen DeLong via NANOG <nanog at nanog.org>

> >
> > What struck me is how NONE of those challenges in doing IPv6 deployment
> > in the field had anything to do with fending off attempts to make IPv4
> > better.
> >
> > Let me say that again.  Among all the reasons why IPv6 didn't take
> > over the world, NONE of them is "because we spent all our time
> > improving IPv4 standards instead".
> I’ll somewhat call bullshit on this conclusion from the data available.
> True, none
> of the reasons directly claim “IPv6 isn’t good enough because we did X for
> v4
> instead”, yet all of them in some way refer back to “insufficient
> resources to
> make this the top priority.” which means that any resources being
> dedicated to
> improving (or more accurately further band-aiding) IPv4 are effectively
> being
> taken away from solving the problems that exist with IPv6 pretty much by
> definition.
> So I will stand by my statement that if we put half of the effort that has
> been
> spent discussing these 16 relatively useless /8s that would not
> significantly
> improve the lifespan of IPv4 on resolving the barriers to deployment of
> IPv6,
> we would actually have a lot less need for IPv4 and a lot more deployment
> of
> IPv6 already.
> Owen
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