[LINK] IPv6 doomed
foconnor at ozemail.com.au
Sun Aug 24 13:00:05 EST 2008
IPv6 has a number of other advantages over IPv4, other than address space.
At 12:41 PM +1000 24/8/08, Richard Chirgwin wrote:
>Howard Lowndes wrote:
>> David Boxall wrote:
>>>> ISPs and carriers have spectacularly failed with IPv6, to the point
>>>> where they need to resurrect network address translation (NATs) to
>>>> persist with IPv4, a leading expert has warned.
>>>> It is anticipated IPv4 address allocation could now run out as early
>>>> as January 2009 - particularly as sectors of the industry resort to
>>>> 'panic buying' of addresses as the shortage looms, according to Huston.
>>>> "When the IPv4 supply runs out, you're going to have to pay [to get
>>>> addresses], and after another ten years the price is going be
>>>> amazing," said Huston.
>> I think before we start blaming the ISPs and carriers we should be
>> pointing the bone at the gateway commodity manufacturers. Can you think
>> of any ADSL gateway box that does IPv6 natively, let alone have the
>> ability to configure for IPv6. Let's face it. most of these boxes are
>> still running Linux 2.4.x
>At the same conference as Geoff Houston spoke to, someone from Equinix
>recounted his personal experiment: "Can I connect to v6 as a home user?"
>- regarding the gateway situation, he was only able to identify a tiny
>handful of suitable boxes. He also couldn't get a consumer connection,
>and many of the v4-v6 gateway services he tried simply didn't work.
>And don't get me started on the misguided pitches that have infested the
>IPv6 debate for most of its ten years... at least Geoff H is a hard-head
>and isn't babbling about connected refrigerators as if it were a
>credible business pitch.
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