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Re: IPv6
From: Jared Mauch <jared () puck Nether net>
Date: Thu, 12 Jun 2003 13:42:54 -0400


On Thu, Jun 12, 2003 at 01:14:30PM -0400, Andy Dills wrote:
On Thu, 12 Jun 2003, Jared Mauch wrote:

    I honestly see most of the backbone providers offering
native IPv4 and IPv6 services in the next few years.  Contact
your provider as you can probally get in on any beta service
offerings they currently have.

Am I the only one that thinks IPv6 is a minimum of ten years out before
you see actual non-geek demand?

        What I continuously remind myself is the transformation of the
internet from 10 years ago to now.  When you look at what has happened
in comparison, I wouldn't rule this out at all.  Obviously IPv4 is going
to be the primary for internetworks for some time but I do expect
traffic levels at the IPv6 exchanges to pick up.  Personally, I find
some mirrors I connect to have a IPv6 address where they don't
rate-limit it, so when the next release of RH/FreeBSD come out, it's
quicker to download via IPv6 than IPv4 as there are no contention issues
for gaining access to the ftp server.

        I see people doing IPv6 deployments but not quite as fast as
the IPv4 deployment speed of the past 10 years, but with most sites 
enabled in the next 3-5 years at most.

        - Jared

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clue++;      | http://puck.nether.net/~jared/  My statements are only mine.


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