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Re: Big day for IPv6 - 1% native penetration
From: Mark Andrews <marka () isc org>
Date: Tue, 27 Nov 2012 16:56:32 +1100
In message <alpine.DEB.2.00.1211270628380.27834 () uplift swm pp se>, Mikael Abrah
On Tue, 27 Nov 2012, Dobbins, Roland wrote:
Yet everyone (except you) insist that it does work with everything, and
that all this CGN and 444 stuff and 644 stuff isn't necessary, and that
I'm a fool for doubting all these (to me) wildly overoptimistic
assertions about the coming ubiquity of native IPv6, end-to-end, heh.
Dual stack works with "everything". IPv6 only access does not (with
464XLAT it might). However, people are complaining that operators are
focusing more on CGN and NAT44(4) than they are on IPv6. Which I can
understand, but I believe we're getting closer to getting out of the dead
lock. My hope is that 2013 is going to be the year we're going to see
widespread IPv6 (dual stack) adoption on mobile devices outside of the US.
It's looking good so far.
People are advocating dual stack now (at least that's what I do), for a
future goal of IPv6 only.
The main problem with IPv6 only is that most app developers (most
programmers totally) do not really have access to this, so no testing is
IPv6 only is easy to setup if you already have dual stack.
On my Mac it is "System Preferences", "Network Preferences",
"Advanced", "TCP/IP", "IPv4 -> Off" then reboot to clear any lingering
It's about as easy on a Linux and a *BSD box.
Mark Andrews, ISC
1 Seymour St., Dundas Valley, NSW 2117, Australia
PHONE: +61 2 9871 4742 INTERNET: marka () isc org