Virtual hosting provider Linode announces v6 support

Martin Millnert martin at
Thu May 5 03:32:57 CEST 2011


On Tue, 2011-05-03 at 22:35 -0700, Seth Mattinen wrote:
> On 5/3/11 6:15 PM, Cameron Byrne wrote:
> > 
> > Kudos indeed.  Let's not make perfect the enemy of good. 
> > 
> It's an acceptable first step, but it still falls short for many who are
> not new to IPv6. I was honestly initially excited to see that maybe
> there would be someplace I can put a stupid simple remote monitoring
> thing for my network, but was quickly disappointed because:
> 1) I'd want probably two IPv6 addresses. Not 2^64, but a simple two, as
> in address #1 and address #2.
> 2) Charging for additional IPv6 addresses. I strongly believe that *at
> this point* we need to encourage IPv6 use. I do not feel that charging
> extra for IPv6 helps adoption, and in fact may hinder it because there
> is no quantifiable benefit to the extra cost. I really, really don't
> want to encourage providers to charge extra for IPv6.
> ~Seth

>From what I saw when I checked around the US VPS market a few months
ago, competition is ridicules (high).  I do not think finding a provider
in the VPS market that will give you plenty of IPv6 space is going to be
very hard in the relatively near future.


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