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Re: [opensuse] DHCPv6-PD request
  • From: Per Jessen <per@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 25 May 2016 08:11:06 +0200
  • Message-id: <ni3flq$ra5$>
James Knott wrote:

On 05/24/2016 08:41 AM, Andrei Borzenkov wrote:
That's a killer. It's also an excellent example of why NAT is so
bad and why IPv6 is essential.
??? I'm fine with IPv4 so far and do not feel like I miss anything.
So I am not sure how you came to this conclusion.

NAT was designed to get around the IPv4 address shortage.
Unfortunately it breaks things. For example, if you want to access a
computer behind your firewall, you have to use port forwarding.
That's fine for 1 computer, but what if you have 2 or more you want to
access? It also gets in the way of some games and VoIP.

James, I'm sure we are all well aware of that. Nonetheless, NAT solved
and solves that very real problem, the scarcity of IPv4 addresses.
Until IPv6 is omnipresent, it will continue to do so. As you have
found yourself, IPv6 omnipresence might still be a while :-(

Per Jessen, Zürich (10.1°C) - virtual servers, made in Switzerland.

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