[FoRK] IPv4 @ <5% capacity

owen at permafrost.net owen at permafrost.net
Wed Oct 20 14:57:24 PDT 2010


On Wed, Oct 20, 2010 at 02:23:37PM -0700, Stephen Williams wrote:
>  On 10/20/10 1:40 PM, Adam L Beberg wrote:
>> Eugen Leitl wrote on 10/20/2010 12:56 PM:
>>> So who of you is dual-stack already? Or in the plans?
>>> Domestically, too?
>>
>> The end hosts are fine, Win/OSX/Lin are all fine, but it's all the 
>> cheap routers near the edges are foobar. My DSL modem doesn't have 
>> IPv6. Stanford doesn't even support IPv6 yet. But Asia seems to be 
>> almost ready because they can plan more than 3 months out.
>>
>> So this is gonna suck.
>>
> 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 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.
>
> 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.
>
> Stephen
>
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Comcast sent me an invite to be part of their ipv6 beta about 3 months, I accepted, was acknowledged. Then nothing since.
Owen


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