V6 still not supported Re: 202203181137.AYC

Abraham Y. Chen aychen at avinta.com
Fri Mar 18 16:13:15 UTC 2022

Dear Matt:

1)    "... I would *love* to see IPv4 get extended, a software patch 
applied to devices, ...   ":    Please have a look at a concise 
whitepaper below that does what you are hoping for and more. It proposes 
an overlay architecture, called EzIP, tethered from the current Internet 
proper. Each EzIP module, called RAN is supported by one IPv4 public 
address. Since the RANs appear to be private networks from the 
Internet's perspective, all equipment and operation within it can make 
use of what is possible by current IPv4 hardware and software but avoids 
any undesired ones. In particular, the only engineering effort required 
to enable this process is "*/disabling/* the program code that has been 
*/disabling /*the use of the 240/4 netblock". This applies only to the 
routers, not patching the individual IoTs (devices). I believe this is 
much simpler than you are envisioning. I will be glad to describe any 
specifics that you may come across.


2)    "...  IPv6 die a quick painless death. ...    ":    EzIP work only 
focuses on enhancing the IPv4 portion of the Internet. What happens to 
the future of the IPv6 is entirely a separate topic. Or, as a common 
expression says, let the market decide. 😉


Abe (2022-03-18 12:12)


NANOG Digest, Vol 170, Issue 20

Message: 31
Date: Thu, 17 Mar 2022 23:34:19 -0500
From: Matt Hoppes<mattlists at rivervalleyinternet.net>
To: Joe Maimon<jmaimon at jmaimon.com>,bzs at theworld.com, Tom Beecher
	<beecher at beecher.cc>
Cc: NANOG<nanog at nanog.org>
Subject: Re: V6 still not supported
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At this point I would*love*  to see IPv4 get extended, a software patch
applied to devices, and IPv6 die a quick painless death.

> Its not impossible to envision that IPv4 does not ever go away but
> actually gets extended in such a way that it obsoletes IPv6. The longer
> this drags out the less implausible it seems.
> Joe

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