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RE: An Internet IPv6 Transition Plan
> -----Original Message----- > From: John Curran [mailto:jcurran@xxxxxxxxxx] > Sent: Tuesday, July 24, 2007 7:20 AM > To: Durand, Alain > Cc: nanog > Subject: RE: An Internet IPv6 Transition Plan > > Alain - > > Present residential broadband Internet service is "provide the > customer with access to/from any public-facing IPv4-based > resource" > > Around 2011 (date for discussion purpose only) residential > broadband Internet service is "provide the customer with > access to/from any public-facing IPv6-based Internet resource" > > The specific "vision" of how to provide such service is left to > the provider. The Internet/IAB/IETF/ICANN/ISOC/... history > does not proscribe such items as prefix size, static versus > dynamic addressing, management models, minimal security, > or much else for that matter... It's entirely left to the service > provider. Yes, this this correct. However, there is a fairly 'common' expectation today about what the 'user experience' is. Sure, YMMV, but very often the v4 story is a direct PC connected behind a modem or a v4 NAT box + all the NAT traversal baggage + a bunch of device in the home that may have different 'upgrade path' to v6... So, even though this is not written by any I*, this is where we are starting from. Now my question is: where do we land? Simply saying: > "provide the customer with > access to/from any public-facing IPv6-based Internet resource" is not sufficient, IMHO, to describe a transition plan effectively. - Alain.