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RE: When IPv6 ... if ever?
> From: Masataka Ohta > Sent: Saturday, September 09, 2000 10:41 PM > Batz; > > :Are you saying that there has been some studies done on > IPv6 that it > > :does offer dynamic addressing, authentication and improved > security? > > : > > :Where can I find it? > > > > I'm assuming you're being facetious. > > I* (including but not limited to "I" and "IPv6") are facetious, > of course. ??? please clarify ... > > If not, how long should we expect to have to tolerate vendor > > hubris and bad hacks to get around depleted address space? > > First, vendors of IPv6 address space should seriously tell vendors of > Internet service supply IPv6 service. > > Then, vendors of Internet service should seriously tell vendors of > routers that they really supply IPv6 capable routers. > > And there will be a v6-capable Internet, only after which there > will be some good reason, beyond curiosity, to deploy v6 on > private production networks. > > And then, we can get around depleted address space. This appears to be a classic chicken and egg issue. Which comes first? I am perfectly willing to deploy private-side IPv6, if I had a reason to do so. Without IPv6 support in the core, there seems little reason to do so. Perhaps, IPv6 substituting for NAT'd space? I don't know if it's even possible. The bottom-line appears that everyone is waiting for everyone else to twitch first, then the shoot-out starts. However, no one is all that interested in twitching. It also appears that everyone seems to be pointing at the legacy /8's whenever the subject of IP allocation shortages come up (with some possible justification). IPv6 seems to be a means of ignoring that problem and everyone knows it. The issue seems to be whether the consensus will allow us to ignore that problem and move on, or rat-hole on that problem while we live with IP rationing. The real question is whom is benefiting from sustaining the current situation?