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Re: IPv6 version of www.qwest.com/www.centurylink.com has been down for 10 days
From: Matthew Moyle-Croft <mmc () internode com au>
Date: Fri, 19 Aug 2011 00:07:47 +0000


On 19/08/2011, at 4:18 AM, Owen DeLong wrote:

It'd really suck for end users to start actively avoiding IPv6 connectivity because it keeps breaking and for 
organisations that have active AAAA records to break peoples connectivity to their resources.



+1 -- I'm all for publishing AAAA records as everyone knows, but, if you publish AAAA records for a consumer facing 
service, please support and monitor that service with a similar level to what you do for your IPv4 versions of the 
service.

The coming years are going to be difficult enough for end-users without adding unnecessary anti-IPv6 sentiments to the 
mix.

Owen

+1 to Owen's comment.

I'd also add some more comments:

A lot of eyeballs that have v6 right now are the people with a lot of clue.  Do you want these people, who'll often be 
buying or recommending your services to rate your ability to deliver as a fail?  Our experience with IPv6 consumer 
broadband has been that the early adopters are the people who, well, goto IETF meetings, follow standards and ask the 
bloody hard questions.

Even given the Happy Eyeballs (Did Hurricane PAY for it to be abbrievated as HE?? :-) ) most end users prefer IPv6 over 
IPv4.  Deeply this means there is a tendency for v6 traffic to grow and be more important to connectivity than you may 
imagine.  The tipping point for IPv6 traffic being dominant I suspect is going to be a lower threshold of take up than 
people might expect.   Consider this when thinking about the level of thought you give to IPv6 infrastructure and PPS 
rates.

MMC


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