[Community-Discuss] IPv6 Chapter 254

Andrew Alston Andrew.Alston at liquidtelecom.com
Fri Oct 21 07:57:05 UTC 2016

Hi Willy,

Just as a matter of interest.

I deployed IPv6 to a university a few years ago (I think this was around 4 years ago?) – end to end – every single host on the network with v6, and connecting to the outside world via a proxy server that was also v6 enabled.

Today – their v6 utilization by measurement of APNIC on that ASN is close to 100% (Because they hit every single measurement point with v6).

It took a week to deploy the entire lot – but it does show what can be done.

See http://stats.labs.apnic.net/ipv6/AS37501



On 21/10/2016, 00:56, "Willy MANGA" <mangawilly at gmail.com> wrote:

    Hi Kevin,
    Le 11/10/2016 à 13:16, Kevin Kamonye a écrit :
    > [...]
    > *Networks will move to deploy IPv6 under the following influences:*
    > *a) The cost of getting IPv4 addresses becomes un-bearable (as would be if
    > they have to be acquired from the Transfer market) *
    > *b) There are no IPv4 addresses to be gotten, anywhere (even if you have
    > money to buy them)*
    > *c) The network's owners have this blinding insight of the obvious that the
    > IPv4 game is an un-winable one and IPv6 is the only sustainable way*
    > *d) Some powerful entity forces them (by mandates or by incentives) to
    > deploy IPv6 (like gov't IT regulators)*
     *e) Universities (through REN ?) will realise that they can't deploy on
    their networks only IPv4. It's a shame (in my humble opinion) that our
    universities don't see the need of IPv6. What about their research ?
    what about study of new network behavior ? protocols ? How can they rely
    on this deprecated protocol ? :-\
    We forget that universities are the main place of research and
    innovation ...
    Willy Manga
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