IPv6 Ignorance

Seth Mos seth.mos at dds.nl
Sat Oct 6 00:10:12 CEST 2012

Op 5 okt 2012, om 18:31 heeft Tim Densmore het volgende geschreven:

> Hi Thorsten,
> I hope this changes, but I can't see the often referenced "IPv6 killer app" scenario panning out.  What company in their right mind would purposely limit their exposure in the marketplace?  Again, I'll be delighted if I'm proven wrong, but IME so far, money talks, technical purity walks.

Ofcourse they don't want to purposely limit their exposure, I think the issue is that if you can only get a /24 v4 (if at all in 2014) they effectively are purposely limited, although not by a motivation of their own.

If you are a company, I like to assume that it still exists in 2014, so why not plan?

My employer is in the retail business, clothing even, nothing even remotely technical.

Our main office has IPv6, we have our websites email and a number of other things already dual stacked, we are a limited crew with just 3 IT people. This has all been implemented over the past year, at leisure, and we didn't even replace equipment yet and it works fine as it is. Not really sure what all the people are really fussing about.

Standard practice is now to just configure devices with their corresponding IPv6 items, it's not so hard.

However, if someone walks in tomorrow and they need v6 connectivity I can just say yes. No buts, no ifs. Better yet, no scrambling to meet unrealistic deadlines.

This is the "easy" dual stack transition, painless, small effort, that was proposed years ago. I liked that approach, I have good news, it works very well!



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