[afripv6-discuss] What are the benefits of IPv6 over IPv4

Iñigo Ortiz de Urbina inigo at infornografia.net
Fri Jun 1 08:45:33 SAST 2012

On Fri, Jun 1, 2012 at 7:38 AM, Mark Tinka <mark.tinka at seacom.mu> wrote:

> On Thursday, May 31, 2012 05:50:21 PM Tafadzwa Kashora
> wrote:
> > Good Day,
> >
> > I would like to know the benefits of IPv6 in comparison
> > to IPv4. There is an article i was reading that seems to
> > suggest there is not much of a difference:
> And that's basically right - at its principle, IPv6 isn't at
> all different from IPv4 with the exception that IPv6 has
> larger address space than IPv4.
> This is not to take away from the various "enhancements"
> that have gone into IPv6, but to focus on those with a lot
> more interest is to misdirect the attention as to why IPv6
> needs to be desperately deployed today.
> If companies continue to search for the "business case" to
> motivate IPv6 deployment, they'll realize, albiet quite
> late, that it was always there - and it wasn't fancy
> security, or Mobile IPv6, or QoS, or this, or that - it is
> that we need to keep the Internet running. Plain and simple.
 Quoting Randy Bush quoting Gaurab Raj Upadhaya [1]:
“96 more bits, no magic”

Still, once there, all the enhancements are nice and refreshing.

[1] http://www.iepg.org/2007-07-ietf69/070722.v6-op-reality.pdf

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