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Re: [opensuse] Moving to IPv6
  • From: John Andersen <jsamyth@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 08 Sep 2010 12:54:32 -0700
  • Message-id: <4C87E9F8.30504@xxxxxxxxx>
On 9/8/2010 10:12 AM, James Knott wrote:
Ilya Chernykh wrote:
They say not in plans.

That's a common problem. We'll soon reach the point where IPv4 addresses are
no longer available to ISPs and sometime after that to new
customers. In the mean time, there's no reason why people can't get ready
now, even if they have to use a tunnel to get IPv6.

There have been a lot of stories about this in the press of late, and the
general consensus I see
is that its a lot further off than most people think, for a whole number of

First most big campus organizations would RATHER be behind a NAT (ipv4 or
ipv6), and are actually
selling off address blocks they once owned. That frees up ipv4 blocks.

Second, most organizations are far from ready, although some are more ready
than they know
since windows and linux and mac(i think) have been shipping IPv6 stacks for
some time now.

There are a lot of devices (printers, print controllers, cams, NAS, phones,
etc) lurking
about about on ipv4 which force you to run an ipv4 network internally anyway.

Major firewall components and router could not handle ipv6 till about/after
(netfilter didn't even handle ipv6 till about that time). Lots of these are
still in production in home routers.

There is just tons of software that needs to use or keep track of IPs that
simply is not ready.

At one time I had a Real Sig. Its been downsized.
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