[afripv6-discuss] What are the benefits of IPv6 over IPv4
geier at geier.ne.tz
Sun Jun 3 19:29:40 SAST 2012
I understand Vint Cerf is accepting part of the blame [about limitations
I believe that it's good (for innovation) to be able to have direct
communication between end devices (end-to-end principle).
That is gone for IPv4 (NAT), and workarounds  are there (none perfect).
I think IPv6 will take care of it for longer that IPv4 did.
I hope we have a common understanding about history and we can go
forward. How do we deploy more v6 ?
I like Gert Doering's .sig :
"have you enabled IPv6 on something today...?"
PS: didn't get 2x eBGP up with Cisco 891  today :
clear bgp ipv6 unicast * did _not_ help
reload _did_ help. strange....
Cisco IOS Software, C890 Software (C890-UNIVERSALK9-M), Version
15.1(4)M1, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)
- the one I think about are STUN etc
- ipv6 over facebook, over google, don't count
- 6to4 should be history, and not in discussions about the future - can
end-user customer, with 2 uplinks to same ISP, in AS 64512
yes, i was talking about BGP over v6 and about v6
On 6/3/2012 7:52 PM, Kondwani C. Hara wrote:
> I believe by design, ipv4 was never supposed to exhaust. But as a
> marketing extra, even ipv6 address space will prove too little. Not
> every individual requires a public ip. But if every device will require
> a public ip, then per individual it should be expected several devices.
> I wonder how many ipv6 ip address are implementable? If there is an
> upper bound, the seemingly huge number will exhaust.
> Unless we come back to the original design of ipv4 we will find that we
> would still encounter the same problem. We will also find that ipv4 was
> never supposed to exhaust in the first place.
> On 3 Jun 2012 14:09, "Mark Tinka" <mark.tinka at seacom.mu
> <mailto:mark.tinka at seacom.mu>> wrote:
> On Sunday, June 03, 2012 11:11:39 AM Mark Elkins wrote:
> > At the end of the day - every ISP type service charges
> > for the IP addresses that they 'rent' from their
> > Upstream or RIR. They are all businesses.
> Mark, do you mean as a hidden cost or explicitly?
> Not all ISP's charge their customers for space. But yes,
> some do.
> The operations I've run assign a minimum default for every
> new turn-up. If customers want additional space for their
> expansion, they only need to justify that to us (not as easy
> as I'm making it sound), and if they could, we'd assign more
> to them. Justification for additional space was always in
> line with the policies enforced by the RIR in the respective
> region I worked; which is fair.
> Charging for IPv4 address space isn't terribly useful, as
> that's a dying resource you can't base any sustainable model
> I know Product & Marketing folks like to charge for IPv4
> addresses as a deterrence to exhaustion, but I always tell
> them that if a customer is desperate, they'll pay anything
> to get it.
> Add to that, the Sales are happy making IPv4 addresses an
> item line because they make more on commissions.
> So the combination of S&M, in this case, is a recipe for
> disaster that needs checking.
> But as a basic means of revenue when offering a service,
> I'll submit it (selling IPv4 space) leaves a foul taste in
> my mouth. As for IPv6, that's just immoral, but that's my
> own opinion.
> Your network, your rules.
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