[aklug] Re: IPv6

From: <bryanm@acsalaska.net>
Date: Sun Oct 09 2011 - 18:54:56 AKDT

On Sun, October 9, 2011 12:45 pm, Shane Spencer wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 5, 2011 at 4:45 PM, <bryanm@acsalaska.net> wrote:
>> On Wed, October 5, 2011 2:36 pm, Leif Sawyer wrote:
>>> IPv4 depletion, however, is a serious thing because the
>>> conversion to IPv6 has taken too long. =A0 When you consider
>>> that IPv6 as an IP technology has been around for over 15 years
>>> and it's never gotten out of the lab except within the last 5?
>>> But to come back to your question, it will be a slow ramp-up,
>>> utilizing dual-stack support. =A0 Once a solid majority of customer
>>> and commercial users are IPv6 capable, you will start seeing
>>> IPv4 shutdowns - because it will become financially beneficial
>>> to folks to get rid of IPv4 and sell it upstream.
>>> It will probably be at least 12 months before the consumer
>>> entrance into IPv6 -- =A0we are only just this year starting to
>>> see test roll-outs in the marketspace. =A0These test rollouts
>>> are helpful in discovering many of the issues involved in
>>> end-user assignment and usage of IPv6.
>> That's something I don't understand. How can IPv6 have been
>> around for 15 years without anyone developing a reliable stack
>> for it?
> I've got very few problems using IPv6 and programming applications
> that utilize it.

I was thinking primarily of the World IPv6 Day that was held
several weeks ago. Since IPv6 has been around for so long, I
would have thought the kinks would have been worked out already.

Bryan Medsker
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