[Community-Discuss] IPv6 Chapter 254

Andrew Alston Andrew.Alston at liquidtelecom.com
Wed Oct 12 14:02:54 UTC 2016


There is one problem with your argument here - and I agree with you in one sense.  In the home user market the users don't need to know - and that’s what we did in our rollout in the home user market.

The corporate side is NOT like that - you HAVE to communicate with them for simple reasons:

A.) In many corporates you don't control the CPE - unless you're doing fully managed service.  This means they have to change things on their CPE to route the v6 through.
B.) Corporates run firewalls - firewalls have to have v6 rulesets and have to be configured
C.) Corporates run internal network infrastructure - often with multiple vlans etc - this requires configuration.

So yes - home user you can turn on and off it can go - this is *exactly* what we did to turn Zimbabwe green on the v6 map. Corporates are a far far more tricky story, and there you actually have to put in some work.


-----Original Message-----
From: Leo Vegoda [mailto:leo.vegoda at icann.org] 
Sent: 12 October 2016 16:51
To: Andrew Alston <Andrew.Alston at liquidtelecom.com>
Cc: General Discussions of AFRINIC <community-discuss at afrinic.net>
Subject: RE: [Community-Discuss] IPv6 Chapter 254

Andrew Alston wrote:


> If we truly want v6 adoption, I’d argue we are going about it the wrong way, 
> we have to promote it into the corporate and home user market.  Only when 
> these markets start demanding IPv6 will we get true movement from the 
> majority of providers

I disagree. If the home user market needs to know or care about which version of the Internet Protocol is being used, or even know what the Internet Protocol is, things have gone wrong. Some parts of the corporate market do need to know but not most small and medium sized businesses. They just buy packaged services and can legitimately expect them to work as expected.

The providers on the list at http://www.worldipv6launch.org/measurements/ with the big IPv6 deployments didn't survey their residential customers and ask them which version of IP they'd prefer. They made IPv6 an integral component of their systematic network upgrade. 


Leo Vegoda

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