question regarding over the counter devices

Gert Doering gert at
Mon Mar 6 14:32:23 CET 2017


On Mon, Mar 06, 2017 at 02:07:31PM +0100, Mikael Abrahamsson wrote:
> On Mon, 6 Mar 2017, Gert Doering wrote:
> > 3G mandated IPv6, no carrier actually deployed it *before* they had a 
> > huge legacy of IPv4-only handsets in the field...  could have been done 
> > from day one.
> On the other hand no handset manufacturer apart from Nokia ever made any 
> 3G handsets that supported IPv6.

I'm not sure why "point to the part in the 3G specs that says v6 is mandatory"
would have been so hard...

> Also, since you needed two concurrent bearers and the 3GPP network vendors 
> charged per bearer, it also make IPv6 deployment extremely expensive.
> Yes, plenty of blame to go around. It's not only a carrier problem.

If you wanted reasons to not deploy IPv6, there have always been excuses 

But then do not complain 10 years later that you have such a large basis
of IPv4-only clients and all of a sudden it's sooo much work...

Gert Doering
        -- NetMaster
have you enabled IPv6 on something today...?

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