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

kodion at gmail.com kodion at gmail.com
Sat Jun 2 04:08:44 SAST 2012

My very first mail on this list.  I am looking at this from an NREN point of view which is arguably broader than any ISP in the region 

What are the realities of the region? 

I see awareness and increased demand for IP that v4 cannot satisfy, and wonder why there is any contention. 

What am I missing?

Just catching up


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From: SM <sm at resistor.net>
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Date: Fri, 01 Jun 2012 17:19:55 
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Subject: Re: [afripv6-discuss] What are the benefits of IPv6 over IPv4

Hi Mukom,
At 16:55 01-06-2012, Mukom Akong T. wrote:
>* Think: IPv6 is technological inevitability. The only question that
>remains is when will I join?


>* IPv6 may be a disruptive technology and it is a characteristic of

It's not a disruptive technology.

>* The day you see concrete data showing that IPv6 is important, you
>will have lost all (or most) opportunities to benefit strategically
>from being a first mover ... aka you will be already too late.

Yes.  The problem is that it hasn't convinced people up to now.  That 
message is not tuned to the realities of the region.

>Now as as web hosting organisation, you have to create a "business
>case" for yourself. And no ...the traditional metrics used to craft a

By charging for per IPv6 address (actual case). :-)


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