[LINK] IPv6 doomed
Marghanita da Cruz
marghanita at ramin.com.au
Tue Aug 26 10:47:52 EST 2008
Glen Turner wrote:
> Scott Howard wrote:
>> Will ISP's give customers 1 address, or an entire /56? Will the ISP do DHCP
>> for multiple CPE devices, will they use IPv6 auto-configure, or neither?
>> Tunnelled or native? Persistent IP addresses, or not? etc, etc...
> /64, so that autoconf works. Stateless DHCP6 so that the ISP
> doesn't need to grow DHCP servers with the number of customers.
> DNS servers on the well-known anycast addresses, ditto NTP,
> those are the addresses served up by stateless DHCP6.
> Native packets, delivered over PPPOE. Using IPv6-over-IPv4 somewhat
> misses the point.
> Dynamic addressing, as this allows simple fail-over of customers from
> one BRAS to another. In fact the main BRAS and its backup can advertise
> simultaneously to the customer subnet, allowing instant failover.
> It's all obvious once you've played with IPv6 a little bit. It just
> seems to me that people at vendors and most ISPs have left this to
> the last moment. One good point made at AusNOG was the lack of lobbying
> of government by some ISP industry body of government to enforce some
> IPv6 adoption. The banks manage to do this (thus BASEL2 accounting
> standards, etc) and so to many other industries.
> Our government communications regulator seems to lack the experience
> to back itself -- and seems deeply scarred by the OSI fiasco where
> they lacked experience and mistakenly backed themselves. Now they
> are committing the reverse error (and not just with IPv6, but with
> on-island peering of Australia's major ISPs).
Except in Queensland, where they are insourcing and centralising their IT to CITEC
(see Report on Review of ICT Governance in the Queensland Government - Service
Delivery and Performance Commission - September 2006
there seem to be limited technical skills in government agencies, which rely
on vendors/service providers for advice. And then there is a need to integrate
across vendors/service providers.
And ofcourse there is AARNET - perhaps this government will set up new advisory
Marghanita da Cruz
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