[FoRK] IPv4 @ <5% capacity
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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