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Re: [opensuse] ipv6 - the "Tipping Point"
  • From: Chris Murphy <lists@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 26 May 2016 09:52:37 -0600
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I would not say ipv6 adoption is either minor or happening slowly anymore.

There is a wide disparity of adoption rate by country, Belgium is
nearly at 50% where the U.S. is not yet at even 20% (which might be
the result of hogging ipv4 addresses).

And here, the global usage (per Google's tracking) is about double now
compared to one year ago. So if that trend continues and it doubles
again, that's definitely a much faster rate than just a few years ago.

Even aside from IoT, ipv4 addresses were going to run out,
necessitating ipv6 which is not exactly a new thing, which the IETF
settled on in 1998. And no sysadmin really wants to run dual stack
infrastructure. Clients have been ipv6 ready for a really long time,
the main issue slowing adoption has been the major infrastructure like
the major routers, and local wireless access points including cell
phone towers. As that's shifting, the clients pick up and use ipv6
automatically, and if they don't they're misconfigured.

Of course there will always be weird ancient junk out there, and that
stuff will continue to use ipv4.

Chris Murphy
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