[AfrIPv6-Discuss] Finding solutions to things that stop people moving to IPv6

Mark Elkins mje at posix.co.za
Thu Dec 6 12:08:47 UTC 2018


I would like to see people NOT deploy IPv6 - rather use the more costly
CGN method of keeping your IPv4 address space going. Services you supply
will cost more but no worries - just pass your costs on to your
customers. In time, your
customers may find they can't get to every Web Site because those sites
no longer have any IPv4 access. This will make your life easier as there
will be less to go wrong.
Of course, the clever customers will leave you (to go to me) but that's
good for you as the fewer customers you have, the less complaints you have.

I received my current IPv6 address space in January 2007. I think
everything I had was dual-stacked by February 2007 - that is, if a
customer has a web or e-mail service with me - that service is
accessible both by IPv4 and IPv6 connections. I've also given various
presentations at AFRINIC on IPv6 and ended up as the Chair of the IPV6
Government Working Group for the South African Government.

A number of years ago, whilst doing work for an organisation in Zambia,
I "persuaded" a little company called Liquid Telecom to give IPv6
connectivity to my customer or I wouldn't buy from them. Recently - that
same company, Liquid Telecom, received International Awards for their
IPv6 network and Liquid Telecom isn't really that small either - from an
African prospective, they stretch from Cape Town to Cairo.

If you seriously want to run IPv6 on your network and don't know how (or
why) - then you are welcome to contact me, pay me consulting fees (far
cheaper than CGN) and I'll happily help you.

ps - I also do DNSSEC, DANE and other cool security things.

On 12/6/18 1:11 PM, Mukom Akong T wrote:
> On 6 Dec 2018, 14:57 +0400, JORDI PALET MARTINEZ
> <jordi.palet at consulintel.es>, wrote:
>> My experience shows that usually engineers are aware (they may have
>> the complete knowledge or not, but they know that they need to do
>> IPv6), but in most organizations, executive management don’t pay
>> attention to what their own engineers are saying.
> True. Anyone with remote experience how organisations work will know
> that: if management doesn’t support it, it’s never going to happen.
> Our revamped “IPv6 Strategy & Planning for Executives” workshop is
> designed to help managers with exactly this problem. If you are
> interested in hosting it in your country, express interest at
> https://vox.afrinic.net/189828?lang=en
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Mark James ELKINS  -  Posix Systems - (South) Africa
mje at posix.co.za       Tel: +27.128070590  Cell: +27.826010496
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