[FoRK] IPv4 @ <5% capacity

Eugen Leitl eugen at leitl.org
Wed Oct 20 14:28:08 PDT 2010

On Wed, Oct 20, 2010 at 02:23:37PM -0700, Stephen Williams wrote:

> I have been waiting for a couple years now for my colo ISP to support 
> IPv6, however they don't seem to be interested at all.  I was on IPv6 at 
> work for a while, but no more.

I've been bugging them for years, and suddently, it's there. I've got
DOCSIS 3.0 at home, but, of course, no IPv6 to end customers.

> I've seen nothing from Comcast or ATT about it.
> We're going to need a killer app.  Unfortunately, security issues 
> probably work against adoption in the sense that routable fixed IP 
> addresses are bad if you are running weak, broken Windows systems.

Let's hope we won't get a rerun of NAT in IPv6, but real stateful
firewalls for SOHO.

> The best possibility is probably that mobile devices switch, which 
> carriers could do.  Then servers will want to switch.  Then ISP networks 
> would follow.  But everyone needs a reason.  For the masses, nat/pat 
> works well enough.

The suckage to end users will happen during the dual-stacked transition.

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